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Drier Early Origins



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.

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Drier Spelling Variations


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Drier Spelling Variations



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

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Drier Early History


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Drier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drier research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 131 and 1318 are included under the topic Early Drier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Drier Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Drier, who came to Indiana sometime between 1847 and 1848
  • Peter Drier, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • Wenzel Drier, who settled in Baltimore in 1879
  • Jacob Drier, who arrived in Arkansas in 1896

Drier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Drier, who came to Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drier (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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: Nunquam non paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    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. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The Drier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drier 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 August 2016 at 09:16.

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