Corry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Corry family

The surname Corry was first found in counties Clare and Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster, as well as in Ulster where different instances of this surname originated.

Early History of the Corry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corry research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1659, 1279, 1308, 1634, 1718, 1671, 1677, 1667, 1726, 1711, 1713, 1719, 1726, 1755, 1813, 1796, 1862, 1770 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Corry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corry, O'Corry, Corrie, MacCorry, Curry, MacCurry and many more.

Early Notables of the Corry family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Colonel James Corry (1634-1718), an Irish politician and soldier, High Sheriff of Fermanagh in 1671, and High Sheriff of Monaghan in 1677; and his son, Colonel John Corry...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Corry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Corry, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [1]
  • James Corry, who 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, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1803 [1]
  • Fredk Corry, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [1]
  • Martin Corry, aged 58, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1803 [1]
  • William Corry, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Corry migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Neal Corry, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Catherine Corry, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • John Corry, who settled in Canada in 1839

Australia Corry migration to Australia +

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

Corry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Corry, aged 19, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander" [2]
  • John Corry, aged 19, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851 [2]
  • Patrick Corry, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

New Zealand Corry 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:

Corry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Corry, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1844
  • Ann Corry, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1844

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
  • John Corry (b. 1825), Irish topographer and miscellaneous writer, a native of the north of Ireland and a self-taught man [3]
  • Henry Thomas Corry (1803-1873), Irish politician, second son of the second Earl of Belmore, by Juliana, second daughter of Henry Thomas, second earl of Carrick, born in Dublin on 9 March 1803 [3]
  • Peter Corry (b. 1966), Irish actor and performer, host of The Peter Corry Show
  • Paul Corry (b. 1991), Irish footballer
  • Eoghan Corry (b. 1961), Irish journalist and author
  • Isaac Corry FRS PC (1753-1813), Irish and British Member of Parliament and lawyer, born in Newry in 1755, son of Edward Corry, a merchant in Newry and sometime M.P. for that town [3]
  • Taylor Corry (b. 1995), Australian two-time silver medalist S14 swimmer
  • Martin Edward Corry MBE (b. 1973), retired English rugby union footballer from Birmingham, England
  • Corry Montague Stadden (1870-1916), journalist, lawyer and author


The Corry Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vigilans et audaux
Motto Translation: Vigilant and bold.


  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) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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