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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, in Midlothian, on record since 1230. Some instances of this name in Scotland are also known to have derived the place name Corrie in Dumfriesshire.

Guray Early Origins



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.

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Guray Spelling Variations


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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.

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Guray Early History


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Guray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guray research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1291, and 1570 are included under the topic Early Guray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guray Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Guray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guray In Ireland


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Guray In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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