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Where did the Scottish Boyers family come from? What is the Scottish Boyers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boyers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boyers family history?Boyers is an ancient Strathclyde-Briton name for a person who worked as a maker of bows. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bower, which means bow maker.
Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Boyers has appeared as Bower, Bowre, Bowyr, Bowers, Bowyer, Beauer and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyers research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1317, 1387, 1479, 1489, and 1615 are included under the topic Early Boyers History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Boyers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Boyers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Henry Bower who settled in Virginia in 1637; Robert Bower settled in Virginia in 1698; John Bowers settled in Virginia in 1663; Jonas Bowers settled in Virginia in 1637.
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: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.
The Boyers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boyers 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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