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

McCrary Early Origins



The surname McCrary 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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McCrary Spelling Variations


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McCrary Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name McCrary revealed many variations, including MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

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McCrary Early History


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McCrary Early History



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

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McCrary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCrary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCrary 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name McCrary or a variant listed above, including:

McCrary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David McCrary, who landed in New York in 1817
  • J McCrary, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S McCrary, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W McCrary, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • K. A. McCrary, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCrary Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert McCrary, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Arthur M McCrary, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Joseph McCrary, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Joseph S. McCrary, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1922

McCrary Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McCrary, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrary (post 1700)



  • Gregory Alonza "Greg" McCrary (1952-2013), American NFL football tight end
  • Giles Connell McCrary Sr., (1919-2011), American self-employed oil operator, investor, art collector, rancher and politician, Mayor of Post, Garza County, Texas (1969-1991)
  • Michael Curtis McCrary (b. 1970), former American NFL football defensive end
  • Darius Creston McCrary (b. 1976), American Young Artist Award nominated film and television actor
  • Fred McCrary (b. 1972), American retired NFL football player
  • Donovan McCrary (b. 1979), American actor
  • Jesse J. McCrary Jr. (1937-2007), former Florida Secretary of State
  • George Washington McCrary (1835-1890), American politician, Congressman from Iowa, and United States Secretary of War (1877-1879)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCrary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCrary 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 25 November 2016 at 13:02.

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