The name Guray was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Guray family lived the place named Currie, derived from Gaelic curraigh,
, on record since 1230. Some instances of this name in Scotland
are also known to have derived the place name Corrie in Dumfriesshire.
Early Origins of the Guray family
The surname Guray was first found in Midlothian
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Guray family
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Guray Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Guray has appeared as Currie, Curry, Currey and others.
Early Notables of the Guray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guray family to Ireland
Some of the Guray family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 282 words (20 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 Guray family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Charles Currey who settled in Philadelphia in 1851; James Currey settled in St. Christopher in 1716; William and his wife settled in Alexandria Vermont in 1822 with seven children.