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Where did the English landry family come from? What is the English landry family crest and coat of arms? When did the landry family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the landry family history?

landry is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person or officer who was in charge of washing. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. landry has been recorded under many different variations, including Landry, Landray, Landrey, Laundry and others.

First found in Devon 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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our landry research. Another 267 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early landry History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early landry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the landry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name landry or a variant listed above:

landry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • James Landry, who arrived in Georgia in 1738
  • Francis Landry, aged 6, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Jno Landry, aged 3, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Jno, Landry, aged 39, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Jolour Landry, who landed in South Carolina in 1755


landry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Baptiste Landry settled in New Orleans La. in 1820
  • G Landry, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830

landry Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Guillaume Landry arrived in Quebec in 1659 from Perche, on the southern borders of Normandy

landry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Claude Landry arrived in Quebec in 1743 from Ile-de-France
  • Aman Landry, who arrived in Quebec in 1766-1767
  • John Landry settled in St. John's in 1788

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  • Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry (1924-2000), American football player and coach inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990; during his 29 year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys he won two Super Bowl titles, five NFC titles and 13 Divisional titles
  • Daniel Joseph "Dan" Landry (b. 1970), former American Olympic volleyball player
  • Ali Landry (b. 1973), American model and actress best known as the 1996 Miss USA
  • C. Kevin Landry (1944-2013), American financial executive, CEO of TA Associates (19892012), Chairman (20072012)
  • Carl Christopher Landry (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Marcus Landry (b. 1985), American professional basketball player
  • Gregory Paul "Greg" Landry (b. 1946), former American NFL football player and coach
  • Dawan Frank Landry (b. 1982), American football strong safety for the New York Jets
  • LaRon Louis Landry (b. 1984), American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Jeffrey Martin "Jeff" Landry (b. 1970), American former politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (2011-2013)

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  • The Book of Landry by Nora Lee Clouatre Pollard.
  • Grandpa with a Stick by Norma Pontiff Evans.
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The landry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The landry Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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