Cory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Cory has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corraidh or O Corra.

Early Origins of the Cory family

The surname Cory was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Cory family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cory research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Cory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cory Spelling Variations

Numerous spelling variations of the surname Cory exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Corey, Cory, Coriell and others.

Early Notables of the Cory family (pre 1700)

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Cory migration to the United States

Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Cory were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Cory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Giles Cory, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1659 [1]
  • Fran Cory, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [1]
Cory Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samson Cory, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1713-1714 [1]
  • Robert Cory, who settled in Philadelphia in 1774
  • T Joal Cory, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
Cory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A. H. E. Cory, who both arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Cory, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]

Cory migration to Australia

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

Cory Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Cory, (b. 1822), aged 22, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Sea Queen" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th April 1844 [2]
  • Mrs. Mary Cory, (b. 1822), aged 22, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Sea Queen" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th April 1844 [2]
  • Mr. William Cory, (b. 1822), aged 22, Cornish labourer departing from London in January 1844 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 15th April 1844 [3]
  • Mrs. Mary Cory, (b. 1822), aged 22, Cornish settler departing from London in January 1844 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 15th April 1844 [3]
  • Mr. William Cory, (b. 1803), aged 40 born in Launceston, Cornwall, UK convicted in Bodmin on 17th October 1843, sentenced for 7 years for stealing wheat, transported aboard the ship "Equestrian" in 1844 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cory 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:

Cory Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Cory, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Dr. W. H Cory, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 31st August 1852 [5]
  • Henry Cory, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Mr. John Cory, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Euphemus" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 12th February 1857 [5]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Cory, (b. 1829), aged 29, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cory (post 1700)

  • Charles Barney Cory (1857-1921), American ornithologist, traveler and golfer, who competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Mrs. Rose Cory M.B.E.,, British Milliner, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the Millinery Industry [6]
  • William Johnson Cory (1823-1892), English poet and classicist, who published a single volume of verse "Ionica" in which is found the famous translation from Callimachus "Heraclitus"
  • Suzanne Cory (b. 1942), Australian biologist, awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 2002
  • Peter de Carteret Cory (b. 1925), Canadian judge, member of the Supreme Court of Canada (1989-1999)
  • Robert Towerson Cory, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy in 1809
  • Michael Cory Doyne (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • John Cory Hassall (b. 1981), English musician and bassist for The Libertines
  • Earl Cory Michener (1876-1957), American politician, member of U.S. Congress from 1919 to 1933 and from 1935 to 1951
  • Jason Cory Jaramillo (b. 1982), American catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball

Historic Events for the Cory family

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Robert Charles Elderton Cory, British Lieutenant Royal Marine aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [7]
Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Scott Cory (1968-1988), American Student from Old Lyme Court, Connecticut, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [8]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. James E. Cory, American Private First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [9]

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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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  7. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  8. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html
  9. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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