There is the possiblity of some Eyrichs actually became Irey.Also, the name Ihrie is also pronounced Irey.There may also be a connection to Irick, but I haven't any documentation to prove that.
I think the name Irhie became Iry.The Irys also lived in Penn, Ohio, and Ind.One Iry lived in Huntington Co. Ind. at the same time as my Ireys.Some think there is a connection and that Iry was misspelled.
Yet, Bill Irey, now living in Ark. did a DNA test with me and there were no match ups at all.
There are some Ireys living in So. Calif. that I've talked with.They came to New England in the 1800s.One of the family members even wrote a book.The name was changed from Irishe.So, I don't think there's a connection to this line.