Corey Family History
ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.
Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.
Variants of the name Corey
include Corey and Curry. Meaning 'at the corrie', a locational name from the lands of Corrie now included in the Parish of Hutton-Currie, Dumfriesshire. This name is of Scottish Gaelic descent spreading to Ireland, England and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughtout the above countries. Examples of such are a Hugh de Corrie who witnessed a charter of a fishery in Torduf, in the year 1194, and a Radulph de Corry witnessed a charter by Henry de Grahame in the year 1200. A Philip de Curry granted the lands of Dalhengun and Bargower in Kyle to the Abbey of Melrose, in the year 1179, and a Robert de Curri witnessed a charter by Laurence Avenel between 1260-1268. In Ireland Corey is often found in County Tyrone where it is a variant of the names Corry and Corrie which in turn is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Gothriadh sept who were a branch of the ruling Maguires. This Gaelic name means 'son of Godfrey'.The Corey
family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Corey