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

Dury Early Origins



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

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Dury Spelling Variations


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Dury 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 Dury has been spelled Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.

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Dury Early History


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Dury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dury 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 Dury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dury Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dury In Ireland


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Dury In Ireland



Some of the Dury 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


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The Great Migration



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 Dury:

Dury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Dury, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733

Dury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Dury, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811
  • Valentine Dury, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William Dury, aged 42, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • Markus Dury, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Michael Dury, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dury (post 1700)



  • Baxter Dury (b. 1971), English indie musician
  • Francky Dury (b. 1957), Belgian football manager
  • Ian Robins Dury (1942-2000), English rock and roll singer-songwriter, bandleader, artist, lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Dury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dury Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 April 2016 at 07:21.

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