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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Urie, Ure, Urey and others.

First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hory research. Another 197 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1300, 1650, 1677, 1666, 1715, 1650, 1778 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Hory History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 223 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hory Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Susanne Hory, who landed in South Carolina in 1679

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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: Sans tache
Motto Translation: Without stain.

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  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hory 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.

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