Jewray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Picts, an ancient Scottish tribe, were the ancestors of the first person to use the name Jewray. It was a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.

Early Origins of the Jewray family

The surname Jewray was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Jewray family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jewray research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1464, 1519, 1526, 1564, 1555, 1616, 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Jewray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jewray Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Jewray has appeared Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.

Early Notables of the Jewray family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jewray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jewray family to Ireland

Some of the Jewray family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jewray family

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Jewray: John Durie who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1620; Isabel Durie settled in New Jersey in 1686; Jacob Durie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738..

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