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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Crary originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ruaidhri, which means son of Rory.

Crary Early Origins



The surname Crary was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Crary Spelling Variations


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Crary Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Crary family name. Variations found include MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

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Crary Early History


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Crary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crary research. Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1298, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Crary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crary 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Crary:

Crary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Crary, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crary (post 1700)



  • John Crary, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County, 1824; Member of New York State Senate 4th District, 1825-28
  • Isaac Edwin Crary (1804-1854), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1837-41; Member of University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1837-43; Village President of Marshall, Michigan, 1854
  • Henry Crary, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1835
  • Frank E. Crary, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Preston, 1932
  • Evans Crary, American politician, Member of Florida State Senate 12th District, 1947
  • Elisha Crary, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Preston, 1826, 1838
  • DeLand Crary, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1949; Member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1951
  • Charles E. Crary, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 21st District, 1873
  • Archibald Crary, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1797
  • Aaron Crary, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1820
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  11. ...

The Crary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crary 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.

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