Meaning and Origin of: Aubry

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Elf rule

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French form of Aubrey, also a variant spelling of this found in English. In French-speaking Canada, Aubry is found as a Frenchification of O’Brennan among the Irish who fought alongside the French against the English in the mid 18th century; they found it expedient to adopt a French identity after the defeat at the Plains of Abraham.
  • An Aubry, also called La Brière, from Normandy, France, was recorded in Canada in 1666; another, also called Thecle, from Dublin, was married in New France in 1670.