Early Origins of the Ouray family
The surname Ouray was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
. One of the first records of the name was Adam Urri who appears as burgess of Irvine in 1260 and Huwe Urry of Ayrshire
who rendered homage to King Edward I
in his brief intrusion into Scotland
in 1296. Reginald Urry held land in Irvine in 1323 and William Urri resigned the lands of Fulton in 1409. Another branch of the family was found in the Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire
and for the most part, these names included "de" denoting "of." Hugh de Urre swore fealty at St. John of Perth and later with a different spelling as Hugh Uny at Forfar, 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
This latter entry is presumably another person rendering homage to King Edward I.
Early History of the Ouray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ouray research.Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1279, 1302, 1273, 1366, 1387, 1650, 1677, 1666, 1715, 1650, 1778, 1857, 1619 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Ouray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ouray Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ouray family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John Urry (or Hurry) (died 1650), a Scottish professional soldier; and his brother, Sir William Urry (died 1677), a Scottish Royalist officer during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, he joined Charles II in exile during the Interregnum; and his son, John... Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ouray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ouray family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William and Andrew Ure, who arrived in New York in 1820 along with Elizabeth; James Ure, who arrived in Boston in 1768; as well as Patrick Urie, who arrived in East New Jersey in 1686..
The Ouray Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sans tache
Motto Translation: Without stain.