Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Northern English, Scottish, and Irish: from a pet form of Lawrence. Compare Lowry.
  2. South German and Swiss (also Löry): from a pet form of the personal name Lorenz.
  3. French: habitational name from either of two villages called Lory, in Loir-et-Cher and Lot, or from Lorry in Moselle.
  4. A Lory-Gargot from Poitou, France, was in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec City, by 1665; in Quebec city by 1666; and Becquet by 1670. A Francois Lory, born in Poitiers, France, died in Lachine, Quebec, in 1702.
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