Delory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins the old family name Delory 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 Delory 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 Delory 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 Delory family

The surname Delory 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 Delory family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delory research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1665 and 1785 are included under the topic Early Delory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Delory Spelling Variations

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 Delory family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Delory migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delory Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Delory, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1843

Contemporary Notables of the name Delory (post 1700) +

  • Valentine Arthur "Val" Delory (b. 1927), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey left winger who played one game for the New York Rangers during the 1948–1949 NHL season
  • Maurice E. "Mike" DeLory (b. 1927), Canadian politician, MLA for Lunenburg West (1970-1978)


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