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Cory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish


The Cory surname in England may have been taken on from a place named Cari listed in the Domesday Book. The place name is thought to derive from the Old Norse personal name Kori, of uncertain meaning.

Early Origins of the Cory family


The surname Cory was first found in Suffolk, where a Walter Cari was listed in the Pipe Rolls for that county in 1200.

Early History of the Cory family


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Cory Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Cory, Corey and others.

Early Notables of the Cory family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Katherine Corey, an English actress of the Restoration era, one of the first female performers to appear on the public stage in Britain; her career spanned (1660-1692); and Giles Corey (1621-1692) born in Northampton, he was accused of witchcraft along with his wife...
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Migration of the Cory family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Cory, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1659 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Fran Cory, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Cory Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samson Cory, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1713-1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Cory, who settled in Philadelphia in 1774
  • T Joal Cory, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Henry Cory, who arrived in Port Phillip aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  • Mr. Henry Cory, (b. 1808), aged 52, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "Telegraph" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 16th October 1860 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Cory, (b. 1816), aged 44, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Telegraph" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 16th October 1860 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf

Cory Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Cory, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Henry Cory, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Miss Alice Cory, (b. 1875), aged 3, Cornish settler departing on 1st November 1878 aboard the ship "Waikato" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th January 1878 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Annie Cory, (b. 1878), aged 11 months, Cornish settler departing on 1st November 1878 aboard the ship "Waikato" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th January 1878 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Benjamin Cory, (b. 1850), aged 28, Cornish farm labourer departing on 1st November 1878 aboard the ship "Waikato" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th January 1878 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (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
  • 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
  • Cory Cadden (1969-2017), Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender

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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  7. ^ 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

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