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Duries World-wide - The First Durie Migrants

The family of Durie in Fife dates back to the origin of the name in the 1260s, when a younger son of the Earl of Strathearn was granted lands called ‘Durie’ and took this as his surname. Stories about origins in Normandy or elsewhere are pure mythology. The family gained real but short-lived prominence in Scotland when George Durie became the last (pre-reformation) Abbot of Dunfermline and his brother, Andrew, was Bishop of Galloway. An elder brother, Robert was Durie of Durie and had the lands in Scoonie, Fife. Considerable separate landholdings in Fife – Durie itself, Craigluscar (home to the ancestors of the current Chief) and Grange of Kinghorn – are all long-gone, but various branches of the family remain.

However, Duries have dispersed as widely as any other Scots – what Maritime Historian Dr Eric Grahame has called ‘the spread of the Scottish virus in the 18th Century’ – but many of our migrations predate that. In order to help bring all Duries worldwide back into the fold, the Durie Family Association hopes to persuade as many as possible to contribute their family information and pedigrees.

There is a section on Overseas Duries from an historical aspect by Dr Bruce Durie in '750 years of Duries'. Click Here

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you will feel drawn to adding your name, brief details of your life, interests and family. Please send your copy (in Word Document or Plain Text only) and if you wish a recent photograph (in Jpeg) to the Secretary: secretary@duriefamily.co.uk. It will be reviewed and may be used in a Newsletter &/or posted on the website. Any information you have on your ancestors would be of great interest to our Family Genealogist, Dr Bruce Durie. This information we would like to share, but only with your permission and only with other Durie Family Association members.

Overseas Duries

There is a section on Overseas Duries from an historical aspect, by Dr Bruce Durie, in '750 years of Duries'. Click Here

There is a presentation given by Dr Bruce Durie to the DFA AGM in May 2012: 'The Durie Diaspora - Where we came from' in pdf format: Click Here

There is a presentation given by Dr Bruce Durie at the XXXth International Congress Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences, September 2012, Maastricht, Netherlands:'Genealogy across Frontiers'- Untangling the Scottish, Dutch, French and American Durie/DuRy families' in pdf format: Click Here

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