Elspeth Durie

Brief Life History of Elspeth

When Elspeth Durie was born about 1669, in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Durie, was 30 and her mother, Janet Lumsdaill, was 31. She had at least 1 daughter with David Dunsyre.

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David Dunsyre
Elspeth Durie
Margaret Dunsyre

Sources (4)

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

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Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Durie, a place in Scoonie (Fife), named from Gaelic dobhar ‘stream’ + the locative suffix -ach.

Scottish: from the Middle English female personal name Derith, Dereth (Old English Dēorgȳth, from dēor ‘fierce’ or dēore ‘dear’ + gȳth ‘battle’).

French (mainly northern; also Durié): variant of Durier (and, in North America, an altered form of this), itself an altered form of Duriez, a topographic name, with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’, from Old French ries ‘uncultivated land’; or a habitational name for someone from Le Riez, the name of several places in the north of France. Compare Duree , Duryea , and Duryee .

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

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