The Irish Surname McCorry


McCorry (sometimes also Curry and Corr) comes from the Irish Mac Gothraidh – literally translated as “son of Gothraidh (or Godfrey)”. They were originally a branch of the Maguire family – mostly found around the modern County Fermanagh.

If you would like to add what you know about the MacCorry surname, tell the story of your MacCorry family OR ask a question – please do so below in the comments section.

Remember – at Your Irish Heritage we consider an “Irish Surname” to be one that belongs in your family. It may belong to an ancestor who lived in Ireland at one stage. We consider old Gaelic, Viking, Norman and planter names to be all Irish – if they fit this criteria.

  • Barbara Britch says:

    Hello! I’m looking for my g.grandfather’s name: William MacCaffery. Your site directed me to “MacCorry” which shows the “son of Godfrey/macguire” information that Ihabe sen on other sites. Can you add MacCaffery to your lists, please?

  • Kathleen Nial says:

    Hi Mike, I always enjoy your letters and histories. I am trying to find information about my maternal grandmother’s family, Curry. Your article about the McCorry surname includes Curry as a connected surname and identifies Fermanagh which relates because the one thing I know about my Great grandfather, John Curry, is that he came from Enniskillen and immigrated to Albany NY. But I have had no luck tracing him in Ireland. My siblings and I visited Enniskillen in 2016 but time did not permit going to any sites where I could do research.

    • carina says:

      Lots of on line resources to help you and as our own Genealogist in The Green Room says it’s a really good idea to have as much learned about your people where you are now as it helps narrow the search in Ireland.

  • Richard Corr says:

    The name Corr doesn’t seem to be a very popular name by itself. Always a run off an other name.

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