An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts
were the forefathers of the Jurrey family. Jurrey is a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.
Early Origins of the Jurrey family
The surname Jurrey was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jurrey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jurrey 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 Jurrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jurrey Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Jurrey include Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.
Early Notables of the Jurrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jurrey family to Ireland
Some of the Jurrey 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 Jurrey family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Jurrey: 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..