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Durie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Scottish name Durie is rooted in the people of the Pictish clans. Durie was a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.


Early Origins of the Durie family


The surname Durie was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Durie family


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Durie Spelling Variations


In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Durie has been spelled Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.

Early Notables of the Durie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Durie family to Ireland


Some of the Durie 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 Durie family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Durie:

Durie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Durie who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1620
  • Joost Durie, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [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)
  • Jean Durie, who landed in New Jersey in 1678 [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)
  • Isobell Durie, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685 [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)
  • Isabel Durie, who settled in New Jersey in 1686

Durie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Durie, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738

Durie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Durolemey U.E., "James Gerolamy" who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Durie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Durie, aged 23, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STANDARD 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1852.shtml.

Durie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Stark Durie, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • David Stark Durie, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • William Durie, aged 19, a blacksmith, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Durie (post 1700)


  • David George "Dave" Durie (1931-2016), English professional football player who played from 1952 to 1967
  • Sir Mason Durie KNZM, FRSNZ, FRANZCP, FHCNZ (b. 1938), Professor of psychiatry and research academic at Massey Universiry and well known for his contributions to Maori health
  • Jo Durie (b. 1960), British former professional tennis player
  • Rev. Mark Durie, Australian scholar and vicar of St Mary's Anglican Church in Caulfield Australia
  • Sir David Robert Campbell Durie KCMG (b. 1944), Governor of Gibraltar from 2000 to 2003

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STANDARD 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1852.shtml.


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