Damray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Damray family
The surname Damray was first found in Oxfordshire where one of the first records of the family was Sir Robert D'Amory, Knight, of Bucknell and Woodperry. He also held the manors of Bletchington and Holton, Oxfordshire, Standon in Hertfordshire, Caythorpe in Lincolnshire, and Knaresborough and St. Briavels' Castles. His son, Roger Damory, Lord d'Amory, Baron d'Amory in Ireland, (d. c. 1321) was a nobleman and Constable of Corfe Castle.
The descendants of the Norman adventurer, the Damorys, were established in Somersetshire, 15 Henry. II. They bore for arms "Barry nebulee of six arg and gu. a bend az." 
"In the following century Roger de Amory held part of the Honour of D'Oylly in Bucks from the Earl of Warwick . He was probably the father of Gilbert, who in 1293 was in the expedition to Gascony, and left three sons: 1. Sir Roger; 2. Nicolas; and 3. Sir Richard. The eldest, Sir Roger (from whom Damory Court in Dorsetshire takes its name), was summoned to parliament by writ in 1317: and two years afterwards obtained from Ed. II. a grant of one hundred marks yearly, with the manors of Sandall in Yorkshire, Halghton in Oxfordshire, and Faukeshall in Surrey. He served in Scotland, and was at different times Constable of Knaresborough and Gloucester, and Warden of the Forest of Dene." 
"One branch of this ancient house was long seated at Yatt, co. Gloucester; and another has migrated to the United States, where the name and family of Amory are well known and esteemed." 
Early History of the Damray family
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Damray Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Damory, Damary, Dammery, Damry, Amori, Damory and many more.
Early Notables of the Damray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Damray family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. Damarey, who came to Philadelphia in 1809; Mary Grace Dammery, who came to America sometime between 1854 and 1856; and James Dammery, who came to America sometime between 1854 and 1856..
- Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
- Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
- Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 1 of 3