Duree History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Duree family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Duree is a nickname type of surname for a person of regal bearing or a person who played a king in a local festival. Looking back further, we find the name Duree was derived from the Old French word "roy," meaning "king."

Early Origins of the Duree family

The surname Duree was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Duree family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duree research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1098, 1306, 1330, 1470, 1533, 1570, 1583, 1645, 1726, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Duree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duree Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ray, Rays, Raie, Raies, Raye, Rayes, Rée, Rées, Rait, Rey, Reys, Rei, Reis, Duray, Leray, De Laray, Laray, du Ray, de Ray, Delurey and many more.

Early Notables of the Duree family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duree Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Duree family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abram Ray, who settled in Barbados in 1635; Henry Ray, who settled in Maryland in 1665; Joane Ray, who came to Maryland in 1664; Michel Ray, who settled in Boston in 1764.

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