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Scottish history reveals Gurry was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived the place named Currie, derived from Gaelic curraigh, in Midlothian, on record since 1230. Some instances of this name in Scotland are also known to have derived the place name Corrie in Dumfriesshire.

Gurry Early Origins



The surname Gurry was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gurry Spelling Variations


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Gurry Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Gurry has been spelled Currie, Curry, Currey and others.

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Gurry Early History


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Gurry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gurry research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1291, and 1570 are included under the topic Early Gurry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gurry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gurry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gurry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gurry In Ireland


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Gurry In Ireland



Some of the Gurry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Gurry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gurry, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gurry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Gurry, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Peggy Gurry, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland

Gurry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Gurry, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 24th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Bunyan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbunyan1854.shtml
  • Richard Gurry, aged 40, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 29th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Trafalgar 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/trafalgar1854.shtml.

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