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Where did the French Goyer family come from? What is the French Goyer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goyer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goyer family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Goyer, Goyere, Gouyer, Gouyé, Gouyais, Gouyeais, Gouyait, Gouyeait, Goyez, Goyait, Goyais, Gouyez and many more.

First found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat on the estates of Sennecourt as a prestigious aristocratic family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goyer research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goyer History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Goyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goyer Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Goyer, who landed in Maryland in 1662

Goyer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • François Goyer who settled in Louisiana in 1714

Goyer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Jorge Goyer, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1897


  • Jean-Pierre Goyer (b. 1932), Canadian politician, Ottawa
  • David S Goyer, comic book writer, screenwriter, and film director


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The Goyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goyer 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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