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Dray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Dray family


The surname Dray was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Dray family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dray research.
Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1131, 1191, 1600, 1671, 1672, and 1746 are included under the topic Early Dray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dray Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Drée, Drées, Dray, Drait, Draits, Drey, Draye, Drayes, Draie, Draies, Drez, Drai, Drais, Dret, Drei, du Drée, de Drée, Drayer, Draite, Dré, Drer, Drest and many more.

Early Notables of the Dray family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dray family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dray Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Dray, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dray Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Dray, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718

Dray Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Dray, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1800
  • Henry Dray, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • James Dray, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • James Patrick Dray, who arrived in Sacramento Co. CA in 1864
  • Alfred Henry Dray, who settled in Nebraska in 1874

Dray Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Dray, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Samuel Dray, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Jane Dray, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Mr. Henry Dray, (b. 1844), aged 35, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1879 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Dray (post 1700)


  • Tevian Dray (b. 1956), American mathematician
  • Walter Remy Dray (1886-1973), American Olympic track and field athlete
  • Julien Dray (b. 1955), French politician
  • William Herbert Dray (b. 1921), Canadian philosopher of history

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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