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


Early Origins of the Rory family


The surname Rory 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 Rory family


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Rory Spelling Variations


Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Rory family name include MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

Early Notables of the Rory family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rory family to the New World and Oceana


Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Rory 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 Rory (post 1700)


  • Mr. Rory Cassian Love O.B.E., (b. 1959), British Chairman for Conservative Councillors’ Association, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for public and political service [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • Mr. Rory Sandham Copinger-Symes C.B.E.,, born in Gravesend, Kent, England, English Brigadier General for the Royal Marines, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • Rory Hanniffy (b. 1982), Irish hurler from Birr, County Offaly, Ireland, brother of Darren Hanniffy
  • Rory Kiely (1934-2018), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann (2002–2007)
  • Rory O'Donoghue (1949-2017), Australian actor and musician, best known for playing the character "Thin Arthur" in the 1970's ABC Television sketch comedy series The Aunty Jack Show
  • Rory Glaves (b. 1982), Canadian lacrosse player and an assistant captain for the Edmonton Rush
  • Rory James Loy (b. 1988), Scottish professional footballer
  • Rory John Delap (b. 1976), English-born, Irish former footballer who played from 1994 to 2013, member of the Republic of Ireland U21 and Republic of Ireland National teams (1996-2004)
  • Rory Ginty (b. 1977), former Irish football midfielder who played from 1994 to 2000
  • Rory Vincent Ellinger (1941-2014), American lawyer and politician, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2010-2012)

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Citations


  1. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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