Ewer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ewer family

The surname Ewer was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire.

One of the first records of the name was Adam Urri who appears as burgess of Irvine in 1260 and Huwe Urry of Ayrshire who rendered homage to King Edward I of England in his brief intrusion into Scotland in 1296. Reginald Urry held land in Irvine in 1323 and William Urri resigned the lands of Fulton in 1409. [1]

Another branch of the family was found in the Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire and for the most part, these names included "de" denoting "of." Hugh de Urre swore fealty at St. John of Perth and later with a different spelling as Hugh Uny at Forfar, 1296. [1] This latter entry is presumably another person rendering homage to King Edward I.

Further south in England where the Hurry, Hurrey and Hurrie variants tends to more popular, early records were typically found in the Latin form: Urrius de la haie c.1148 in Herefordshire; Walter, Herueus Urri in the Curia Regis Rolls for Surrey in 1208 and in the Pipe Rolls for Norfolk in 1209; Gilbert Uri in the Curia Regis Rolls for Lincolnshire in 1214; Alan Hurry in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1219; Geoffrey Orry in the Liber Feodorum for Shropshire in 1235; and later Walter Horry for the Isle of Wight in 1290; and John Ourry in 1297. [2]

Early History of the Ewer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ewer research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1279, 1302, 1273, 1366, 1387, 1650, 1677, 1666, 1715, 1650, 1778, 1857, 1619 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Ewer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ewer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Urie, Ure, Urey, Hurry, Hurrie, Horrey, Orrey and many more.

Early Notables of the Ewer family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John Urry (or Hurry) (died 1650), a Scottish professional soldier; and his brother, Sir William Urry (died 1677), a Scottish Royalist officer during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, he joined Charles II in exile during the Interregnum; and his son, John Urry (1666-1715), an Irish-born, Scottish noted literary editor and medieval scholar. Isaac Ewer, Ewers or Ewres (died c.1650), was an English soldier probably born in...
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United States Ewer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ewer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Ewer, aged 4, who arrived in New England in 1635 [3]
  • Sara Ewer, aged 28, who landed in America in 1635 [3]
  • Tho Ewer, aged 1, who landed in New England in 1635 [3]
  • Thomas Ewer, who landed in Massachusetts in 1636 [3]
  • Henry Ewer, who arrived in New England in 1637 [3]

Canada Ewer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ewer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Robert Ewer, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Robert Ewer, who arrived in Nova, Scotia in 1749

Contemporary Notables of the name Ewer (post 1700) +

  • Seneca Ewer, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 14th District, 1854-55 [4]
  • Bart Ewer, American Republican politician, Chair of Miami County Republican Party, 2011 [4]
  • William Norman Ewer (1885-1976), British journalist
  • Philemon Ewer (1702-1750), English timber merchant and builder of small boats
  • John Ewer (b. 1774), English bishop of Llandaff and bishop of Bangor from Essex
  • Fred Ewer (1898-1971), English footballer from West Ham

The Ewer Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans tache
Motto Translation: Without stain.

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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