Drye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Drye family

The surname Drye was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat 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.

Important Dates for the Drye family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drye research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1321, 1455, 1487, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Drye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drye Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dry, Drey, Drye, Dray, Dreigh, Drie, Dreye and others.

Early Notables of the Drye family (pre 1700)

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Drye migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Drye, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • George Drye, who settled in Barbados in 1664
Drye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuell Drye, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
Drye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rosine Drye, who arrived in Baltimore in 1881

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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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