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Pyray Early Origins



The surname Pyray was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Pyray Spelling Variations


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Pyray Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pury, Purey, Purie, Puree, Burey, Purry, Purry and others.

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Pyray Early History


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Pyray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyray research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1095, 1412, 1556, 187,, 1455, 1487, 1590, 1666, 1640, 1659, 1619, 1693, 1646, 1653 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Pyray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pyray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pyray Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Pury (c. 1590-1666), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons 1640 and 1659, he fought on the Parliamentarian side in the English...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pyray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Pury and his sister Ezra Pury, who both arrived in Plymouth, MA in 1637; Thomas Pury, who arrived in New England in 1661; Peter Pury, who settled in Virginia in 1732.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pyray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pyray 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 May 2013 at 10:28.

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