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The ancestors of the Drewry family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. 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.

Drewry Early Origins



The surname Drewry was first found in Suffolk where John de Drury, son and heir of a Norman adventurer settled at Thurston. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Drewry Spelling Variations


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Drewry Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Drewry were recorded, including Drury, Drewery, Drewry, Drurie, Drewrie and others.

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Drewry Early History


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Drewry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drewry research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1627, 1739, 1614 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Drewry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drewry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drewry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Drewry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drewry In Ireland


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Drewry In Ireland



Some of the Drewry 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Drewry arrived in North America very early:

Drewry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Drewry settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Robert Drewry, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Abigail Drewry, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Isaac Drewry, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
  • Hen Drewry, who landed in Virginia in 1698

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewry (post 1700)



  • Patrick Henry Drewry (1875-1947), American politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia (1920-1947)
  • Brigadier-General Guy Humphrey Drewry (1894-1973), American Director of Production & Purchases Division, Army Service Forces (1945)
  • David John Drewry (b. 1947), English glaciologist and geophysicist
  • Arthur Drewry CBE (1891-1961), English football administrator, 5th President of FIFA (1955-1961)
  • George Leslie Drewry (1894-1918), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Edward Lancaster "E.L." Drewry, Canadian-born founder of Drewry’s Lake of the Woods Brewery in Winnipeg in 1877
  • Lieutenant General Sir Christopher Francis Drewry KCB CBE, British Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • James Sidney Drewry (1883-1952), British engineer who claimed to be the originator of the petrol railcar, founder of Drewry Car Co, a railway locomotive and railcar sales organization in 1906

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Drewry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drewry Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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