Origins Available: English
In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the Quarry family were born. Their name comes from Guaire,
an old Gaelic personal name
Early Origins of the Quarry family
The surname Quarry was first found in on the Isle of Ulva
, where they were originally a branch of the 'Siol Alpin,' the descendants of Kenneth Mac Alpin, founder and first king of Scotland
during the 9th century.
Early History of the Quarry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quarry research.Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1778, 1818, 103. and 103. are included under the topic Early Quarry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quarry Spelling Variations
In various documents Quarry has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacQuarrie, MacQuarie, MacQuarry, McQuarrie, McQuarry, MacQuerry, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacQuarrey, MacWharrie and many more.
Early Notables of the Quarry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quarry family to Ireland
Some of the Quarry family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quarry family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Quarry or a variant listed above include:
Quarry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anna Quarry, who arrived in New York in 1739 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Quarry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Joseph Quarry U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Quarry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Quarry, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
Contemporary Notables of the name Quarry (post 1700)
- Mike Quarry (1951-2006), American light heavyweight boxer
- Nathan Parker Quarry (b. 1972), American mixed martial arts fighter
- Jerry Quarry (1945-1999), nicknamed “The Bellflower Bomber,” was an American heavyweight boxer
- Robert Quarry (1923-2009), American film Actor
- John S. Quarry Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Quarry 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: Turris fortis meus mihi Deus
Motto Translation: To me God is my strong tower