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Where did the English Orie family come from? What is the English Orie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Orie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Orie family history?The name Orie was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Orie family lived in the Castle of Airey, or Arey in Normandy. The earliest record of the name was in 1198 of Goisbert de Arreio in Normandy. In England, the family settled mostly in the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) having derived from the word eyrara which means gravel-banked stream.
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Airey, Airy, Airie, Arey, Array, Aireys, Aries, Areys and many more.
First found in the northern English counties of Cumberland and Westmorland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, probably long before the Norman Conquest of England by the Duke of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orie research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1332, 1611, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Orie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Orie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Orie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 177 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Orie or a variant listed above:
Orie Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Orie Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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: Je le tiendrai
Motto Translation: I will possess.
The Orie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orie 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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