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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.

Aubry Early Origins



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".

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Aubry Spelling Variations


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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.

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Aubry Early History


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Aubry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aubry research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1273, 1379, 1500, 1529, 1595, 1553, 1559, 1606, 1679, 1650, 1700, 1698, 1700, 1685, 1680, 1743, 1626 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Aubry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aubry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aubry Early Notables (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...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aubry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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 settled in Virginia in 1714
  • Catherine Aubry settled in Louisiana in 1714
  • André Aubry settled in Virginia in 1714
  • Catherine Aubry settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aubry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S. Aubry settled in Baltimore in 1820
  • Marcel H Aubry, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1857

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 Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Aubry, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Kitty Aubry, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aubry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aubry (post 1700)



  • Norbert Aubry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Oconto County, 1958
  • Jeffrion L. Aubry, American Democrat 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
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Aubry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aubry 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 09:39.

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