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

McRory Early Origins



The surname McRory 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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McRory Spelling Variations


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McRory Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname McRory were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

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McRory Early History


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McRory Early History



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

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McRory Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McRory Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McRory 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 McRory or a variant listed above, including:

McRory Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam McRory, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Molly McRory, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772

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Contemporary Notables of the name McRory (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McRory (post 1700)



  • Art McRory, Irish former Tyrone Gaelic football manager (1980-1987)
  • Kita McRory, Canadian actress, known for Want to Believe (2014) and Trailer Park Boys (2001)
  • Gordon McRory, birth name of Mince Fratelli, a Scottish drummer and back up vocalist in the band The Fratellis
  • John McRory (1834-1893), Canadian merchant and politician, Member of Parliament for Addington (1879-1882)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The McRory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McRory 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 5 November 2015 at 08:23.

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