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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The chronicles of the Corrie family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in the parish of Hutton Corrie in the county of Dumfriesshire.

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The surname Corrie was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Corrie has been spelled Corrie, Corry, Corey, Correy, Corrye, Corie, Cory, Cawrie, Cawrey and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corrie research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1296, 1379, 1398, 1449, 1526, 1547 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Corrie History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Corrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Corrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Corrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Corrie, aged 44, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • John Corrie, aged 51, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • Alexander, Jane, Margaret, Nicholas, Robert and William Corrie arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in the 18th century
  • William Corrie, who arrived in New York in 1824
  • Robert Corrie, who applied for Naturalization in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1828


Corrie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Willm Corrie, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Corrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Corrie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline Agnes" in 1850
  • Johanna Corrie, aged 48, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • John Corrie, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"

Corrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Edgar A. Corrie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860

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  • Heather Corrie (b. 1971), British-born American slalom canoer
  • Rachel Aliene Corrie (1979-2003), American member of the International Solidarity Movement killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defence Forces bulldozer
  • Joe Corrie (1894-1968), Scottish miner, poet and playwright
  • George Corrie (b. 1973), English footballer
  • The Rt Rev Daniel Corrie (1778-1837), English churchman, the inaugural Bishop of Madras
  • Leslie Gordon Corrie (1859-1918), Australian architect and the mayor of Brisbane
  • Emily Corrie (b. 1978), British Royal Navy sailor and former actress
  • Edward Lyall Corrie (1848-1931), English rower
  • Will Corrie, British actor of the silent era
  • Anthony Corrie (b. 1984), Australian rules footballer

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The Corrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corrie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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