Corrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Corrie family

The surname Corrie was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn 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.

Early History of the Corrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corrie research. Another 176 words (13 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Corrie Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Corrie family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Corrie family to Ireland

Some of the Corrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corrie migration to the United States

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, who landed in Maryland in 1812 [1]
  • John Corrie, aged 51, who arrived in North Carolina in 1812 [1]
  • Alexander, Jane, Margaret, Nicholas, Robert and William Corrie, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in the 18th century
  • William Corrie, who arrived in New York in 1824 [1]
  • Robert Corrie, who applied for Naturalization in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corrie migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corrie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Corrie, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Corrie migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Corrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Corrie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline Agnes" in 1850 [2]
  • Johanna Corrie, aged 48, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • John Corrie, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"

Corrie migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Corrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edgar A. Corrie, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Mr. William Corrie, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd September 1860 [3]
  • Mr. E. R. Corrie, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Edward Bouverie" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 10th August 1870 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Corrie (post 1700)

  • 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
  • Archibald Corrie (1777-1857), Scottish agriculturist, a native of Perthshire, where he was born in 1777
  • Joe Corrie (1894-1968), Scottish miner, poet and playwright
  • George Elwes Corrie (1793-1885), English Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, born at Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, 28 April 1793
  • 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
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE AGNES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850CarolineAgnes-Hydaspe%20RegisterOct15.gif
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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