The origins the old family name Delorey can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Delorey family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Delorey was an occupational name for a person who worked at a granary. The name translates literally from the Old French as of the granary.
Early Origins of the Delorey family
The surname Delorey was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family took their name from Delor, a village in the department of Aisne, in the district of Neufchâtel.
Early History of the Delorey family
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Delorey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Delor, De Lor, Delore, Delaur, De Laur, Delaure, Deloret, De Loret, Delauret, De Lauret, Delorey, De Lorey, Delaurey, De Laurey, Loré, Lorée, L'Orée, Laur, Laure, Lauré, Laurée, Loret, Lauret, Lorey, Laurey, Loreillard, Laureillard, Loreilleux, Laureilleux, Loriet, Lauriet, Loriey, Lauriey, Deloriet, Delauriet, Deloriey, Delauriey, Deslor, Délor, Deslaur, Délaur, Desloret, Déloret, Deslauret, Délauret, Deslorey, Délorey, Deslaurey, Délaurey, Desloriet, Déloriet, Deslauriet, Délauriet, Desloriey, Déloriey, Deslauriey and many more.
Early Notables of the Delorey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delorey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Delaur, a corporal, who married Marguerite Gareau in Montreal in 1758; Pierre-Benjamin Laur, who married Marie Blanchard in Kamouraska in 1764.
Contemporary Notables of the name Delorey (post 1700)
- Fred DeLorey, Canadian politician and political staffer
- Paul Alfred Delorey (b. 1949), Canadian professional curler who represented the NWT/Yukon at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships in 1987 and former politician, MLA for Hay River North (1999-2011)
- Randy Delorey, Canadian politician, MLA for Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Minister of Environment (2013-2015), Minister of Gaelic Affairs (2013-)