Drury Family History
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Drury Name Meaning
English (Norman) and French: nickname from Old French druerie ‘love’, ‘friendship’, a derivative of dru ‘lover’, ‘friend’ (see Drew 3). In Middle English the word also had the concrete meanings ‘love affair’, ‘love token’, ‘sweetheart’. English (Norman) and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German triuwa ‘truth’, ‘trust’ + ric ‘power(ful)’. Irish (County Roscommon): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh ‘son of the druid’. Compare Drew 6.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dury, Bury, Drum, Noury, Jury, Dray, Derry, Dobry, Maury, Ury