There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McRorie originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ruaidhri, which means son of Rory.
Early Origins of the McRorie family
The surname McRorie 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 McRorie family
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McRorie Spelling Variations
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations
of the surname McRorie that are preserved in archival documents are MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.
Early Notables of the McRorie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McRorie family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McRorie name: Alexander, James and Mary MacCreary, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1856 and 1874; Andrew, Ben, Henry, Hugh, John, Robert, Thomas and William MacCreery all arrived in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name McRorie (post 1700)
- Gordon McRorie (b. 1988), Hong Kong-born, rugby union scrumhalf who plays for Prairie Wolf Pack and Canada
- Daniel "Danny" McRorie (1906-1963), Scottish footballer who played as a right winger for Liverpool (1931-1932)
- Carolyn Darbyshire- McRorie (b. 1963), Canadian gold and silver medalist curler