McCorry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McCorry family

The surname McCorry 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 McCorry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCorry research. Another 156 words (11 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 McCorry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCorry Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McCorry 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...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCorry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States McCorry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCorry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edwin McCorry, aged 22, who arrived in America in 1821 [1]
  • James McCorry, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCorry (post 1700) +

  • Joseph McCorry, American writer, known for his work on Contingency (2010) and Proceeding with Harmful Effects (2011)
  • John McCorry (1926-1966), American wardrobe supervisor, known for Khartoum (1966), Ten Little Indians (1965) and Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)
  • Marion McCorry (b. 1945), American film and television actress from New York City, known for Signs (2002), Salt (2010) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
  • William Charles "Bill" McCorry (1887-1973), American Major League Baseball pitcher from Saranac Lake, New York who played for the St. Louis Browns in 1909

The McCorry 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.

  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) on Facebook
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