The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Drewery family name to the British Isles. They 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 Drewery family
The surname Drewery was first found in 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 Drewery family
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Drewery Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Drury, Drewery, Drewry, Drurie, Drewrie and others.
Early Notables of the Drewery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Drewery family to Ireland
Some of the Drewery 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 Drewery family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Drewery or a variant listed above:
Drewery Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Abigail Drewery, who settled in Virginia in 1639
Drewery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Drewery a seaman, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Lady Mary Pelham" in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Drewery (post 1700)
- Corinne Drewery (b. 1959), the English lead singer of the pop music band, Swing Out Sister
- Drewery N. Beale, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, 2009
The Drewery 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
Drewery Family Crest Products
- ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm