Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

Where did the English Drury family come from? What is the English Drury family crest and coat of arms? When did the Drury family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Drury family history?

When the ancestors of the Drury family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Suffolk. This family was originally from Rouvray, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, De Rouvray, which literally translates as from Rouvray, that their surname derives.

 More

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Drury has been recorded under many different variations, including Drury, Drewery, Drewry, Drurie, Drewrie and others.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drury research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1614, and 1624 are included under the topic Early Drury History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Drury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the Drury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 90 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Drurys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Drury Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Elizabeth Drury settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Eliz Drury, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • John Drury, who landed in Massachusetts in 1654
  • Hugh Drury, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1659
  • Richard Drury, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1663


Drury Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Peter Drury, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1843
  • Jerem iah Drury, who arrived in New York in 1846
  • John, Michael, Owen, and Patrick Drury all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865

 More

  • Paul Drury (1903-1987), American painter, past President of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (1970-1975)
  • Allen Stuart Drury (1918-1998), American journalist and novelist awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960
  • Alfred Briscoe Drury (1857-1944), English sculptor
  • Dru Drury (1725-1803), English naturalist
  • Ernest Charles Drury (1878-1968), Canadian politician and writer, the 8th Premier of Ontario, Canada, from 1919 to 1923
  • Sir Allan Drury (1889-1980), British surgeon
  • Brigadier Charles Mills Drury (1912-1991), Canadian Commander Royal Artillery 4th Canadian Armoured Division (1944-1945)
  • Nevill Drury (1947-2013), English-born, Australian editor and publisher


 More

  • The Early Drury Line of New England: Some Descendants to 1850 of Hugh Drury (c. 1617-1689) by Linda Lightholder Kmiecik.
  • My Mother's Brown (also Drury) Family by Cuma Drury Schofield.
 More

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cave ut comprehendas
Motto Translation: Be careful to include

 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
Drury Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Drury Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Drury Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Drury Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Drury Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Drury Armorial History with Frame
Drury Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Drury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drury Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 September 2014 at 22:16.

2000-2014 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.


Sign Up


BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is