Corrye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Corrye. It was a name for someone who lived in the parish of Hutton Corrie in the county of Dumfriesshire.

Early Origins of the Corrye family

The surname Corrye 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 Corrye family

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

Corrye Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Corrye has been spelled Corrie, Corry, Corey, Correy, Corrye, Corie, Cory, Cawrie, Cawrey and many more.

Early Notables of the Corrye family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Corrye family to Ireland

Some of the Corrye 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.

Migration of the Corrye family

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: Ann Correy settled in Pennsylvania in 1771; followed by Martha in 1772; and Michael in 1868; Alexander, Jane, Margaret, Nicholas, Robert and William Corrie arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in the 18th century.



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