A History of the McCorriston Family: Beginnings in Hawaiʻi

Most of the McCorristons now living in Hawaii are descendants of one of three men: Hugh McCorriston H-1, Daniel McCorriston D-1, or Daniel Frederick McCorriston. The McCorristons of Molokai are descended from Hugh and Daniel McCorriston, brothers who arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-1860s. They arrived from Limavady, Londonderry, Ireland, and initially settled in Waiau, Oʻahu.

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The McCorristons of Molokai and the McCorristons of Honolulu

In July of 1863, the cousins Daniel McCorriston departed their homes in County Londonderry, Ireland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and began a months-long voyage to the Hawaiian Islands. The cousins, together with a later arrival of Hugh McCorriston (1836-1926) and Edward McCorriston (-1872), established a large, interconnected family that remains to this day.

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