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The name Durrey began among the descendants of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. It was a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.

Durrey Early Origins



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

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Durrey Spelling Variations


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Durrey Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Durrey has appeared Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.

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Durrey Early History


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Durrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durrey research. Another 597 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1464, 1519, 1526, 1564, 1555, 1616, 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Durrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durrey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durrey In Ireland


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Durrey In Ireland



Some of the Durrey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Durrey name: John Durie who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1620; Isabel Durie settled in New Jersey in 1686; Jacob Durie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738..

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