Grory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Grory family

The surname Grory 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.

Important Dates for the Grory family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grory research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1298 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Grory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grory Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Grory dating from that time include MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

Early Notables of the Grory family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grory migration to Canada

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 Grory:

Grory Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Grory, aged 40 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]
  • Mr. Philip Grory, aged 8 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)
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