were the first to use the name Juray. It was a name for a person who held the office of
from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Juray 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 Juray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Some of the Juray 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.
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..