Goray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Goray family
The surname Goray was first found in Norfolk where one of the first records of the name was Guericus, Gueri who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.  Almost one hundred years later Werri de Marinis was listed in Yorkshire in 1166 and a few years after that Werreis de Pilledona was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Dorset in 1179.  The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Thomas Gery and Gerri de Planastre in Oxfordshire, and the following in Cambridgeshire: Warrin Gery; Werry de Cadamo; Herry Werri; and Peter Werri. 
Important Dates for the Goray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goray research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1487, 1380, 1753, 1347, 1347, 1360, 1377, 1616, 1630, 1660, 1839, 1886, 1649, 1730, 1688 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Goray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goray Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gery, Warre, Werre, Gerry, Werry, Warry, Warriss and many more.
Early Notables of the Goray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goray family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)