Drury Collier

Brief Life History of Drury

When Drury Collier was born in 1751, in Brunswick, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, William Collier, was 63 and his mother, Mary Rivers, was 56. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Elizabeth Lightfoot. He died in 1808, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 57.

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Drury Collier
Elizabeth Lightfoot
James Collier
Lightfoot Collier
Matthew Collier
Polly Collier
Sally Collier

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    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English colier, in most parts of the country ‘maker or seller of charcoal’, but in some areas (such as Bolton le Moors and Wigan, Lancashire) where coal measures were near the surface, ‘miner or seller of coal’ (in the modern sense, ‘fossil fuel’). The name was taken to Ireland from England and was first recorded there in 1305. In Petty's ‘census’ of 1659, it was recorded as a principal surname in Meath.

    English: occupational name from Middle English coilour, coliour, culliour, Old French coileor, coillour ‘tax collector’. Surnames with this origin seem to have died out in Britain.

    French (northern): from collier ‘collar’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of collars.

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

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