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Cowray Early Origins



The surname Cowray 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.

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Cowray Spelling Variations


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Cowray Spelling Variations



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

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Cowray Early History


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Cowray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowray research. Another 311 words (22 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 Cowray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowray Early Notables (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 Cowray Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Corry, who arrived in New York city in 1803; Patrick Corry, who was naturalized in New York City in 1828; John Corry, who came to Canada in 1839.

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Motto


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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.


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Cowray Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Cowray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowray 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 17 June 2013 at 09:52.

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