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Corrie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of the places in Arran Dumfries and elsewhere named Corrie from Gaelic coire ‘cauldron’ applied to a circular hanging valley on a mountain. The Corrie family on record from the late 12th cent. were tenants of the Bruce lordship of Annandale in the Middle Ages. Scottish: shortened form of McCorry ‘son of Godfrey’. See also Curry McGorry . English and Scottish: topographic name denoting someone who lived ‘(at the) shepherd's hut’ Middle English cori. Alternatively a variant of Currey .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Currie, Comrie, Barrie, Corrin, Corris, Gorrie, Carris, Carrie

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Where is the Corrie family from?

You can see how Corrie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corrie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corrie families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Corrie families living in Illinois. This was about 63% of all the recorded Corrie's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Corrie families in 1840.
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What did your Corrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Corrie. 22% of Corrie men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Corrie women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corrie were Mechanic and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Corrie. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Corrie. For the veterans among your Corrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corrie lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Corrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Corrie in 1956 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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