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Surname:  Drury
Branch:  Drury
Origins:  Irish
More Info:  Ireland

Background:  The name Drury in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Sept Mac An Druaidh which translates as 'son of the druid'. The name is most commonly found in the ancestral homeland Counties of Cavan, Roscommon and Monaghan.

Motto:  Droyt et devaunt, Right and forward.
Arms:  Ar. on a chief vert, a roman T, betw. two mullets or.

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This Irish form is erroneously anglicized Drew(e)ry in Cavan, Drury in Roscommon and more correctly Drew in Louth and Monaghan. Drewry or Drury is also an English name derived from an old French word meaning sweetheart. Druadh and draoi both mean druid.

Name Variations:  Drury, MacDrury, Drewery, Drew, Droody.

One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Irish Families, Their Names, Arms & Origins; Edward MacLysaght - 1957.
The Surnames of Ireland; Edward MacLynsaght - 1957.

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