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Early Origins of the Pry family

The surname Pry was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Antoine Dupre, born in 1643, son of Mathieu and Catherine, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After he arrived in Quebec he married Marguerite Moutarchy, born in 1652, daughter of François and Claude, on 25th July 1672. They remained together in Quebec until Antoine's death at Château-Richer on 27th November 1686. [1]

Early History of the Pry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pry research. Another 28 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1507, 1511, 1520, 1524, 1576, 1640, 1742, 1748, 1755, 1795, 1811, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Pry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dupre, Dupré, Duprat, Dupraz, Dupréel, Dupréelle, Dupréau, Duprès, Duprey, Dupray, Dupres and many more.

Early Notables of the Pry family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Antoine Duprat (1463-1535), a French Cardinal and politician, Chancellor of France; Guillaume Duprat, born in Issoire in 1507, who was Bishop of Clermont; Gabriel Dupréau was a theologian in 1511; Pardoux Duprat who was involved in law, was an academic and a great philosopher around 1520; Claude Duprat was bishop of Mende in 1524; Guillaume Dupré was a sculptor, medal-maker, and stone engraver who lived in Sissone around 1576; Marie Dupré...
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Pry Ranking

In the United States, the name Pry is the 14,506th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Pry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Pry, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1751 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pry (post 1700) +

  • Thomas L. Pry, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961 [4]
  • David M. Pry, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Washington County, 1897-98 [4]

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook