Dury Family History
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Dury Name Meaning
French: habitational name from any of several places named Dury, in Aisne, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme. French and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, du ry ‘from the stream’. Because ry has fallen out of use, the name has been translated as Rice, the French word for ‘rice’, riz, being a homophone. English: either a habitational name from Dury in Lydford, Devon, or of French origin (see 1), the surname having been taken to England by the Huguenots.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dery, Bury, Drury, Duray, Dura, Ury, Jury, Durm, Duty, Duke