Dongray Family Tree
Internet Geneology Service
it was possible to gain much of the Dongray family tree between 1640 and
BUT... there is debate and uncertainty about who is the father of
Currently, I'm of the belief that Peter was born Pierre Dancre,
as if you pronounce Dancre in a heavy French accent it sounds
much like Dangre.
Remember the French pronounce words like Dans like an English
person would pronouce Don nasally.
And the gutteral cr sounds (to an English ear) very much like
a gutteral gr, as English does not use gutteral sounds.
Then I have found various ancestors whose children sometimes were
registered Dancre, while others were registered Dangre,
which joins these two names, however they were pronouced.
Especially as 17th century French and English probably did not sound
much like Parissienne French nor Queen's English sound today.
I also do not believe the literacy level of anyone was good enough
to make records have consistant spellings of names.
FYI I have found other ancestors have been registered with any of
but now we are
Coming from North France, a town called Angre is probably the
source of the name, as De means of, so someone from
there would be (for example) John Of Angre,
which in French is Jean D'Angre.
The modern day information was mainly provided by:
I have managed to put together an extensive tree from the
top of the tree down to the current day.
Although there are some Dongray's found in the phone books that
we have yet to connect - but one day!
- Stanley Dongray,
- Vera Jarvis,
who married into the Dongray family,
my 4th cousins wife, who lives in Ferring, W.Sussex,
- Margaret Jennings,
my 4th cousin,
whose mother is Gwendolen Dongray,
who now live in New Zealand,
- Robert Dongray,
also my 4th cousin, living in Buckinghamshire, England,
- Florence Dongray,
wife of my 4th cousin once removed, living in Worthing, England,
- Stanley Allen,
another 4th cousin once removed, living in Reading, England,
who has done some serious research on the name.
- David Kinna,
who married yet another 4th cousin.
There are many holes, and potential people who had children not
recorded, whose decendents may be alive today with the name Dongray,
and maybe would like to contact me,
phone (USA: +1-510-315-8645 / UK: 01603-516225),
or by letter:
3263 Mackenzie Pl|
Fremont, CA 94536
||blue for boys
||pink for girls
||Dates are YYYY-MM-DD format
||Dates with -abt are as recorded
||Dates with * are christenings
||Dates with -ish are my guesses
For details on other surnames|
I have found good resources to be