The descendants of the clans of the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Picts
were the first to use the name Juray. It was a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.
Early Origins of the Juray family
The surname Juray was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Juray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Juray research.Another 597 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1464, 1519, 1526, 1564, 1555, 1616, 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Juray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Juray Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Juray has been spelled Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.
Early Notables of the Juray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Juray family to Ireland
Some of the Juray family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 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 Juray family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Juray: 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..