Early Origins of the Urry family
The surname Urry 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 Urry family
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Urry Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Urry 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 Urry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Urry family to Ireland
Some of the Urry family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Urry family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Urry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- James Urry, who landed in Saint Vincent in 1760-1763
Urry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Urry, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
- Emma Urry, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
- Thomas Urry, aged 11, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
- William Urry, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
- Sarah A. Urry, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Urry (post 1700)
- Lewis Frederick Urry (1927-2004), Canadian chemical engineer and inventor of both the alkaline battery and lithium battery while working for the Eveready Battery company
- Michelle Urry (1939-2006), born Michelle Dorothy Kaplan, American cartoon editor of Playboy magazine for over 30 years
- Claudia Megan "Meg" Urry, American astrophysicist
- Francis L. Urry (1908-1985), American radio, stage, and film actor
- Philip Joel Urry (b. 1973), known by his stage name Phil Joel, New Zealand musician and the former bassist for the Christian rock group Newsboys
- John Richard Urry FAcSS (1946-2016), British sociologist, Professor at Lancaster University
The Urry 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.