Autrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Autrey family

The surname Autrey was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat some say before the 12th century. The Clan MacUchtry of Garvie is stated by the Duke of Argyll to have had the lands in Glenderuel from the Earls of Argyll in the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Autrey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Autrey research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1199, 1400, 1522, 1575 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Autrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Autrey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacAughtrie, McAughtrie, Macaughtrie, MacAutry, McAutry, MacAutrey, McAutrey, Autry, Autrey, Autrie, Coughtrie, Cautry, Caughtry, Caughtrie, MacUchtrie, McUchtrie, MacUchtry, McAuchtry, MacOrtrie, McOrtry, McOrtie, McUchtraigh, MacAuchtraigh, MacAutraigh, Uthreson, Utherson, MacCautry, MacCautrie, McCautry, McCaughtry and many more.

Early Notables of the Autrey family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Autrey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Autrey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Autrey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Autrey (post 1700) +

  • Herman Autrey (1904-1980), American jazz trumpeter
  • Scott Brian Autrey (b. 1953), American former international speedway rider
  • Wesley Autrey (b. 1956), American New York construction worker who achieved international recognition after he saved Cameron Hollopeter, who had suffered a seizure and fallen onto the tracks, from being struck by a New York City subway train
  • Henry Edward Autrey (b. 1952), United States federal judge
  • Autrey Nell Wiley (1901-1990), American literary critic and professor


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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