The surname Dryburgh was first found in Berwickshire, but one of the first records of the name was Adam of Dryburgh (c.1140–1212), a late 12th and early 13th century Anglo-Scottish theologian, writer and Premonstratensian and Carthusian monk born in what is now the Scottish Borders. His life was well documented from when he first rose to be Abbot of Dryburgh Abbey (1184–1188) to his life in England at old priory in Witham, Somerset.
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Dryburgh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Miss Jane Dryburgh, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Sevilla" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1864 
Stuart Dryburgh (b. 1952), English-born, New Zealand Academy Award winning cinematographer
Margaret Dryburgh (1890-1945), English teacher and missionary in Singapore, where she was captured in the Second World War, inspirations for the 1996 film Paradise Road
Mrs. Annette Dryburgh O.B.E., British Senior Operational Advisor for Women’s Strategy Team for the Scottish Prison Service, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Women Offenders 
Jack "Jackie" Dryburgh (b. 1939), Scottish retired ice hockey player and coach from Kirkcaldy, inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991
James Dryburgh (b. 1975), Scottish-born, Swedish three-time gold and bonze medalist curler
Douglas Dryburgh (b. 1966), Scottish-born, Irish curler, born in Kircaldy
John Dryburgh Godsell (1924-2014), Scottish professional footballer from 1945 to 1952
^ 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)