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Dryer Early Origins



The surname Dryer 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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Dryer Spelling Variations


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Dryer Spelling Variations



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

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Dryer Early History


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Dryer Early History



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

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Dryer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dryer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dryer 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:

Dryer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jahan Jurick Dryer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Hendrick Dryer, who came to Charles Town, SC sometime between 1767 and 1768

Dryer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo. Dryer, who settled in South Carolina in 1844
  • Mrs. M B Dryer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Henry Dryer, who landed in Arkansas in 1888
  • Eugene Dryer, who settled in Kansas in 1890

Dryer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Boleslaw Dryer, who settled in Illinois in 1937

Dryer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Dryer, aged 21, a laundress, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dryer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dryer (post 1700)



  • Fred Dryer (b. 1946), American actor, director and former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL)
  • Moira Dryer (1957-1992), American artist known for her abstract paintings on wood panel
  • Ivan Dryer (b. 1939), American laser pioneer, considered to be the father of the commercial laser light show industry
  • Sally Dryer (b. 1957), American former child actress best known for her voice-over work as Violet and Lucy in various Peanuts films
  • Matthew S. Dryer, American professor of linguistics at the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • lva Dryer (b. 1971), American long-distance runner
  • Thomas Jefferson Dryer (1808-1879), American newspaper publisher and politician, Member of the Oregon Territorial Legislature in 1856, founder of The Oregonian

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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. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Dryer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dryer 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 09:15.

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