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Where did the English Boyer family come from? What is the English Boyer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boyer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boyer family history?The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Boyer. It was a name given to someone who was a maker or trader of bows.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boyer have been found, including Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyer research. Another 105 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1641, 1614, 1641, 1613, 1681, 1660, 1679, 1623, 1666, 1612, 1679, 1659, 1679, 1653, 1691, 1699, 1777, 1761 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Boyer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 255 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Boyer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Boyer, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Boyer Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Boyer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Boyer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Contentment passe richesse
Motto Translation: Contentment surpasses riches.
The Boyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boyer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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