Dorry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts were the forefathers of the Dorry family. Dorry is a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.

Early Origins of the Dorry family

The surname Dorry was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Dorry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorry research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1464, 1519, 1526, 1564, 1555, 1616, 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Dorry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorry Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Dorry include Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.

Early Notables of the Dorry family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dorry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dorry family to Ireland

Some of the Dorry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dorry family

Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Dorry: John Durie who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1620; Isabel Durie settled in New Jersey in 1686; Jacob Durie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738..

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