Ewry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ewry family

The surname Ewry 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.

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.

Important Dates for the Ewry family

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

Ewry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Urie, Ure, Urey and others.

Early Notables of the Ewry 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; and Isaac Ewer (died c.1650), an English soldier probably born in Essex...
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ewry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ewry migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ewry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Ewry, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ewry (post 1700)

  • Raymond "Ray" Clarence Ewry (1873-1937), American Olympic eight time gold medalist for high jump, long jump and triple jump during the games of 1900, 1904 and 1908 [3]

Citations

  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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2014, February 20) Raymond Ewry. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/ray-ewry
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