Elspeth Durie

about 1669–
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elspeth

When Elspeth Durie was born about 1669, in Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Durie, was 29 and her mother, Janet Lumsdaill, was 30.

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David Dunsyre
Elspeth Durie

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings


    Janet Lumsdaill




    David Durie



    Marjorie Durie


Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Durie, a place in Fife, named from Gaelic dobhar ‘stream’ + the locative suffix -ach.2 French (Walloon): variant of Dury , from Walloon ri ‘stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elspet Deirie in entry for Jannet Dunsyre, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Elspeth Durie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Elizabeth Durie in entry for Margaret Dunsyre, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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