as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1219 when Roger Drie held estates in that county.
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of this family name include: Dry, Drey, Drye, Dray, Dreigh, Drie, Dreye and others.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Dry, who came to Virginia in 1663; George Drye, who came to Barbados in 1664; Catharine Dry, who settled in Maryland in 1669; Augustin Dry, who settled in Barbados in 1679.