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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wharry


Scottish


The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Wharry. It is derived from Guaire, an old Gaelic personal name meaning noble or proud.

Early Origins of the Wharry family


The surname Wharry 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.

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Early History of the Wharry family

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Early History of the Wharry family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wharry research.
Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1778, 1818, 103. and 103. are included under the topic Early Wharry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wharry Spelling Variations

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Wharry Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Wharry has appeared as MacQuarrie, MacQuarie, MacQuarry, McQuarrie, McQuarry, MacQuerry, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacQuarrey, MacWharrie and many more.

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Early Notables of the Wharry family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Wharry family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Wharry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Wharry family to Ireland

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Migration of the Wharry family to Ireland


Some of the Wharry 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.

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Migration of the Wharry family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Wharry family to the New World and Oceana


Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Wharry were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: Anne McGuary, who arrived in New York in 1740; Donald Macquarrie, a "prisoners of the '45 rising," who was on record in Barbados or Jamaica in 1745; Neil Macquarrie, who settled in Nova Scotia between the years 1788-1818.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wharry (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wharry (post 1700)


  • Evans Wharry, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1800-01, 1803-05 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Allison Wharry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Olive Wharry (1886-1947), English artist, arsonist and suffragist, imprisoned for burning down the tea pavilion at Kew Gardens in 1913

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The Wharry Motto

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The Wharry 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


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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