were the forefathers of the Durrie family. Durrie is a name for a person who held the office of
from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durrie research.Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1464, 1519, 1526, 1564, 1555, 1616, 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Durrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Durrie include Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.
Some of the Durrie 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.
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Durrie:
Durrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A. H. Durrie, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
Durrie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Durrie, aged 62, who settled in America from Leavenworth, in 1902
- James Durrie, aged 43, who landed in America from Musselburgh, in 1905