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Drysdale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the name Drysdale are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Drysdale was originally found in Dumfriesshire.


Early Origins of the Drysdale family


The surname Drysdale was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. Specifically, the family claims descent from Dryfesdale, a civil parish in Annandale. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

The "dale" takes its name from the river Dryfe, commonly known as Dryfe Water. Lockerbie falls within the civil parish of Dryfesdale and is generally believed to have been an ancient Viking village c. 900. "There is also a Roman work situated upon an eminence in the centre of the extensive holm of Dryfe and Annan, and which is called Gallaberry, or the station of the Gauls. The most perfect relic of this kind, however, is the British fort at Dryfesdale-gate, occupying two acres of ground, and the counterpart of which is a large Roman work, about half a mile due east, separated only by a moor, on which a bloody battle was fought between the army of Julius Agricola and the forces of Corbredus Galdus, the Scottish king" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

The Church of Dryfesdale was dedicated to St Cuthbert in 1116. One of the first records of the name was Gawine Dryfesdale and John Dryesdale in 1499 "for thare being aganis the Kingis hienes in the battell and feyld committit besyde Striuelin one Sanct Barnabeis day." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Early History of the Drysdale family


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Drysdale Spelling Variations


In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Drysdale has appeared as Drysdale, Drisedale and others.

Early Notables of the Drysdale family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Drysdale family to Ireland


Some of the Drysdale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Drysdale family to the New World and Oceana


The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:

Drysdale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Drysdale who landed in Massachusetts in 1764
  • Ellen Drysdale, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1784 [3]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)

Drysdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Drysdale, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1808 [3]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)
  • Janet Drysdale, who arrived in New York in 1809 [3]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)
  • William Drysdale, who landed in America in 1850 [3]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)
  • A R L Drysdale, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870 [3]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)

Drysdale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Drysdale, who landed in Canada in 1815
  • James Drysdale, aged 52, a farmer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Christian Drysdale, aged 50, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • James Drysdale, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Robert Drysdale, who arrived in Canada in 1820

Drysdale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Drysdale, aged 23, a brickmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Ellen Drysdale, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Drysdale (post 1700)


  • Donald Scott "Don" Drysdale (1936-1993), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Mary Douglas Drysdale, American Interior Designer, founder of Drysdale Design Associates in 1980
  • Taylor Drysdale (1914-1997), American competitive swimmer and swimming coach, inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (1994)
  • Rebecca Drysdale (b. 1978), American comedian, former member of the Second City Chicago E.T.C. cast
  • Eric Drysdale (b. 1969), American five-time Emmy Award winning writer for The Colbert Report and The Daily Show on Comedy Central
  • Robert Drysdale (b. 1981), American-born, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and professional mixed martial artist
  • Neil Drysdale (b. 1947), born in Haslemere, Surrey, England is an American based thoroughbred race horse trainer
  • Daniel "Dan" Drysdale (1901-1987), Scottish international rugby union player
  • David Drysdale (b. 1975), Scottish professional golfer
  • John Gordon Stewart Drysdale (d. 2016), British-born army officer, diplomat, writer, historian, publisher, and businessman
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Drysdale family



Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Evelyn  Drysdale (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Catherine A.  Drysdale (1892-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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