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Drier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Drier family


The surname Drier was first found in Annandale, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland as Dreer on the border but frequently changed to Dryer.

Early History of the Drier family


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Drier Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dryer, Dreer, Drier, Drear and others.

Early Notables of the Drier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Drier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Drier, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1847 and 1848
  • Peter Drier, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Wenzel Drier, who settled in Baltimore in 1879
  • Jacob Drier, who arrived in Arkansas in 1896 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Drier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Drier, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Drier (post 1700)


  • Moosie Drier (b. 1964), American child television and film actor, known for his regular appearances on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Bob Newhart Show and Kids Incorporated

The Drier 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: Nunquam non paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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