Aubry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Aubry was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Aubry family lived in Brecknock, Wales, where Sir Reginald Aubrey was granted lands in 1088. The name is topographic in origin and indicates that its original bearer once lived in a place planted with elder trees. The name also may be derived from a batismal name meaning "the son of Aubrey." In this case, the name would have been Albreda in the feminine form and Aubrey in the masculine form.
Early Origins of the Aubry family
The surname Aubry was first found in Brecknock in Wales where Sir Reginald Aubrey was granted lands in 1189. According to historians the first records was of "Saint Aubrey of the blood royal of France".
Early History of the Aubry family
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Aubry Spelling Variations
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 Aubrey, Aubry, Aubrie, Aubery, Awbrey, Awbry and others.
Early Notables of the Aubry family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Reginald Aubrey; William Aubrey (ca. 1529-1595), Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford from 1553 to 1559, one of the founding Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford; Sir John Aubrey, 1st Baronet of Llantrithead in the County of Glamorgan (c. 1606-1679); Sir John...
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Aubry World Ranking
In the United States, the name Aubry is the 13,592nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Aubry is ranked the 684th most popular surname.  And in France, the name Aubry is the 126th popular surname with an estimated 23,455 people with that name. 
| Aubry migration to the United States ||+|
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 Aubry or a variant listed above:
Aubry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Aubry, who landed in Virginia in 1666 
Aubry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andre Aubry, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
- A. Aubry, who settled in Virginia in 1714
- Catherine Aubry, who settled in Louisiana in 1714
- André Aubry, who settled in Virginia in 1714
- Catherine Aubry, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 
Aubry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- S. Aubry, who settled in Baltimore in 1820
- Mrs. Henriette Aubry, aged 50, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1845 aboard the ship "Alberdina"
- Miss Sophie Aubry, aged 25, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1845 aboard the ship "Alberdina"
- Mr. Felicien Aubry, aged 2, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1845 aboard the ship "Alberdina"
- Marcel H Aubry, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1857 
| Aubry migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
- François Aubry, son of François and Marie-Jeanne, who married Cécile Grou, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 13th October 1749 
- Guillaume Aubry, son of Guillaume and Martine, who married Catherine Gobeil, daughter of Bartholomé and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec on 21st February 1746 
- Jacques Aubry, son of Jean and Antoinette, who married Marie-Antoinette Baudet, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 14th April 1749 
- Joseph Aubry, son of Etienne and Jeanne, who married Marie-Josephte Chevrefils, daughter of Louis and Geneviève, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 17th June 1742 
- Louis-Bertrand Aubry, son of Jean and Françoise, who married Anne Dumas, daughter of René and Marie, in Laprairie, Quebec on 16th September 1694 
Aubry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean Aubry, who arrived in Canada in 1738
- Joseph Aubry, who arrived in Canada in 1738
- Simon Aubry, who arrived in Canada in 1738
- André Aubry is recorded in a marriage contract in the year of 1780 in Saint Laurent of Montréal, Province of Québec
Aubry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Pierre Aubry is recorded in a marriage contract in the year 1887 in Montréal
| Aubry migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Aubry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Aubry, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
- Kitty Aubry, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
|Contemporary Notables of the name Aubry (post 1700) ||+|
- Norbert Aubry, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Oconto County, 1958 
- Jeffrion L. Aubry, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York State Assembly 35th District, 1993; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000 
- Claude Charles Aubry de la Boucharderie, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- François Aubry, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Harmel Aubry, Optometrist of Montréal, Québec
- Joseph-Gabriel Aubry, Baron of Arrancey and Officer General, France
- Alan Aubry (b. 1974), French photographer
- Gabriel Aubry (b. 1976), Canadian model
- Serge Aubry (b. 1942), Canadian WHA professional ice hockey player
- Cécile Aubry (b. 1928), French film actress and television screenwriter and director
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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: Solem fero
Motto Translation: I bear the sun.
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- Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Claude Aubry. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) François Aubry. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html