Drewrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Drewrie was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Drewrie 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 Drewrie family
The surname Drewrie was first found in Suffolk where John de Drury, son and heir of a Norman adventurer settled at Thurston. 
Early History of the Drewrie family
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Drewrie Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Drury, Drewery, Drewry, Drurie, Drewrie and others.
Early Notables of the Drewrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Drewrie family to Ireland
Some of the Drewrie 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.
Drewrie migration to the United States
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Drewrie or a variant listed above:
Drewrie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Drewrie, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- Geo Drewrie, aged 19, who arrived in America in 1635 
- Robert Drewrie, aged 16, who landed in Virginia in 1635 
- ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)