The roots of the ancient Scottish name Durrye are found among the people of a tribe known as the Picts
. Durrye is a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.
Early Origins of the Durrye family
The surname Durrye was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Durrye family
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Durrye Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Durrye has been spelled Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.
Early Notables of the Durrye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Durrye family to Ireland
Some of the Durrye 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 Durrye family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Durrye: 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..