The name Durry began among the ancestors of the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. It was a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.
Early Origins of the Durry family
The surname Durry was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Durry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durry 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 Durry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Durry Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Durry has been written Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.
Early Notables of the Durry family (pre 1700)
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Durry family to Ireland
Some of the Durry 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.
Migration of the Durry family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Durry: 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..