McCrorie 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. McCrorie originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ruaidhri, which means son of Rory.

Early Origins of the McCrorie family

The surname McCrorie 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.

Early History of the McCrorie family

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

McCrorie Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name McCrorie revealed spelling variations, including MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

Early Notables of the McCrorie family (pre 1700)

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


United States McCrorie migration to the United States +

In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the McCrorie family came to North America quite early:

McCrorie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jessie McCrorie, aged 3, who settled in America, in 1901
  • Sarah McCrorie, who landed in America, in 1901
  • William McCrorie, aged 43, who immigrated to America from Wales, in 1901
  • Elizabeth McCrorie, aged 34, who landed in America from Macclesfield, England, in 1911
  • James McCrorie, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia McCrorie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McCrorie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name McCrorie (post 1700) +

  • Edward McCrorie, American Professor Emeritus of English at Providence College in Providence
  • Ross McCrorie, Scottish footballer who plays as a central defender or midfielder for Rangers (2016-)
  • Andrew William John McCrorie -Shand (b. 1955), British composer, best known for composing the original theme tune for Teletubbies
  • Stevie McCrorie (b. 1985), Scottish singer-songwriter
  • Margaret McCrorie Herbison LLD (1907-1996), Scottish Labour politician, Minister of Social Security from 1964 to 1966


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden


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