England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Drewerey family lived in Suffolk. This family was originally from Rouvray, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, De Rouvray, which literally translates as from Rouvray, that their surname derives.
Early Origins of the Drewerey family
Suffolk where John de Drury, son and heir of a Norman adventurer settled at Thurston. CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Drewerey family
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Drewerey Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Drewerey are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Drewerey include Drury, Drewery, Drewry, Drurie, Drewrie and others.
Early Notables of the Drewerey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Drewerey family to Ireland
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Migration of the Drewerey family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Drewerey, or a variant listed above: Robert Drewrie settled in Virginia in 1635; Abigail Drewery settled in Virginia in 1639; Robert Drewry settled in Virginia in 1638; Elizabeth Drury settled in Virginia in 1653.
The Drewerey Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cave ut comprehendas
Motto Translation: Be careful to include
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