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Scottish history reveals Corry was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in the parish of Hutton Corrie in the county of Dumfriesshire.

Corry Early Origins



The surname Corry 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.

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Corry Spelling Variations


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Corry Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Corry has been spelled Corrie, Corry, Corey, Correy, Corrye, Corie, Cory, Cawrie, Cawrey and many more.

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Corry Early History


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Corry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corry 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 Corry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corry Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Corry In Ireland


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Corry In Ireland



Some of the Corry 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Corry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Corry, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • James Corry settled in Virginia in 1698

Corry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Corry, who arrived in New York city in 1803
  • Eliza Corry, aged 33, landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1803
  • Fredk Corry, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Martin Corry, aged 58, landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1803
  • William Corry, who landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Neal Corry, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Catherine Corry, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • John Corry settled in Canada in 1839
  • John Corry, who came to Canada in 1839

Corry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Corry, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • John Corry, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Patrick Corry, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Corry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Corry, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1844
  • Ann Corry, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corry (post 1700)



  • William Merrill Corry Jr. (1889-1920), American Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, recipient of the Medal of Honor, eponym of three ships named the USS Corry
  • Taylor Corry (b. 1995), Australian two-time silver medalist S14 swimmer
  • Peter Corry (b. 1966), Irish actor and performer, host of the The Peter Corry Show
  • Isaac Corry FRS PC (1753-1813), Irish and British Member of Parliament and lawyer
  • Paul Corry (b. 1991), Irish footballer
  • Eoghan Corry (b. 1961), Irish journalist and author
  • Martin Edward Corry MBE (b. 1973), retired English rugby union footballer from Birmingham, England

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    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Corry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corry 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 June 2016 at 17:11.

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