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Jori (or von Jori) is the name of an old noble family of Zurich.[1]

The origin of the name is uncertain: perhaps from "valvassores majores". The first mentions of this family of Reichsfreiherren (Barons of the Holy Roman Empire) are from the year 1069 (under Emperor Henry IV).[2]


  1. ^ Swiss nobility
  2. ^ Cf. Thomas Zotz: Turegum nobilissimum Sueviae oppidum. Zürich als salischer Pfalzort auf karolingischer Basis. In: Frühmittelalterliche Studien. de Gruyter, Berlin 2002, S. 341]]