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Cowray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cowray family

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.

Early History of the Cowray family

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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.

Cowray Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Cowray 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...
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Migration of the Cowray family to the New World and Oceana

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.

The Cowray 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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