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Re: Doreys- Portsmouth and Channel Islands
Posted by: Ian McKechnie Date: April 18, 2001 at 17:53:24
In Reply to: Re: Doreys- Portsmouth and Channel Islands by Thomas A. Dorey of 203

There is a lot known about the Doreys of Nova Scotia. They have an organization and held a reunion , I believe last year. I think the information is in some of the postings on this sight. Here is some more infromation I have about the name.
DAREY, Daurey, Dorrey: The first known mention of this name is found at Nommay in 1494.
Then Vautherin, son of Estevenin Dorrey, appears at Coisevaux in 1499; and in 1509 we find
Petrement Daurey at Coisevaux. The family remained there under the form Daurey (Darey in
dialect) and spread to Luze and then to Chagey. These Dareys were makers of wooden tools, and
were well-esteemed for their billhooks and axes which they sold at fairs and markets. A branch of
Dareys was found at Bart between 1562 and 1619. In 1531, Hugues, a weaver and son of the late
Mathis Darey, carter at Bart, was admitted as a citizen of Montbééliard; and in 1635, Michael, son
of Nicolas Darey of Coisevaux, labourer, was likewise made a citizen.

Ian McKechnie

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