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Where did the Scottish Laurie family come from? What is the Scottish Laurie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Laurie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Laurie family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lawrie, Laurie, Larrie, Larry, Laurie, Laury, Lawry, Lowrie and many more.
First found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Laurie research. Another 235 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1683, 1686, 1677, 1671, 1677, 1669, 1640 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Laurie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 115 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Laurie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Laurie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Laurie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Gilbert Laurie, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1686
Laurie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Laurie, who arrived in America in 1802
- Henrietta Laurie, who arrived in America in 1807
- William Laurie, who landed in America in 1807
- George Laurie, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
- John Laurie, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
Laurie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Alex Laurie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848
Laurie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Maria Laurie, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
- Robert Laurie, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"
- Robert Laurie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
- William Laurie, aged 39, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
- Mary Laurie, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
Laurie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mary Laurie landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Duchess of Argyll
- James Laurie landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Duchess of Argyll
- Matthew Laurie landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Duchess of Argyll
- William Laurie landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Duchess of Argyll
- Jane Laurie, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
- Piper Laurie (b. 1932), born Rosetta Jacobs, Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American actress
- Jim Laurie (b. 1947), American writer, journalist, and broadcaster
- Louis "Lou" Daniel Laurie (1917-2002), American bronze medalist boxer at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- John Paton Laurie (1897-1980), Scottish actor
- Thomas Laurie OBE, FRICS (b. 1938), Scottish former Chairman of the Traverse Theatre
- James Hugh Calum Laurie OBE (b. 1959), English actor, comedian, writer and musician, nominee of a Emmy Award, recipient of two Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild awards, best known for his starring role in House (2004-2012)
- William George Ranald Mundell Laurie (1915-1998), British physician, rowing champion and Olympic gold medalist
- Ben Laurie, founding director of The Apache Software Foundation
- Major-General Sir Percy Robert Laurie KCVO, CBE, DSO (1880-1962), Provost-Marshal of the United Kingdom
- Peter Laurie (1778-1861), Lord Mayor of London
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 Translation: It buds afresh.
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The Laurie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Laurie 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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