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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 [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)
  • Hendrick Dryer, who setted in 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 [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)
  • Henry Dryer, who landed in Arkansas in 1888 [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)
  • 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, who 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



  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)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. 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.

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