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Bayers Surname History



Bayers was first used as a surname by the descendents of the Boernician clans of Scotland. The Bayers family lived in or near the place named Byers in Scotland. The place-name, Byers, derives from the Old English word byre, which means cattle shed. Thus, Byers is of two derivations, topographical and habitational. Topographic surnames could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.


Early Origins of the Bayers family


The surname Bayers was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat from ancient times. One of the first records of the name related to the place name as in David de Lindsay the younger, also called David Lindsay of the Byres (died 1279), a 13th century Scottish knight and crusader. Today, Byres Road is a famous street located in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Early History of the Bayers family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bayers research.
Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1392, 1534, 1593, 1653, 1639 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Bayers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bayers Spelling Variations


Scribes in the Middle Ages simply spelled according to sound. The result is an enormous number of spelling variations among names that evolved in that era. Bayers has been spelled Byers, Byres, Byer, Buyers, Byris and others.

Early Notables of the Bayers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bayers family to Ireland


Some of the Bayers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bayers family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bayers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Bayers, (b. 1824), aged 30, Cornish carpenter travelling aboard the ship "General Hewitt" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 12th December 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  • Mrs. Hannah Bayers, (b. 1829), aged 25, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "General Hewitt" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 12th December 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Bayers (post 1700)


  • Eddie Bayers (b. 1949), American session drummer from Patuxent, Maryland, three-time recipient of the Nashville Music Awards 'Drummer of the Year'

Historic Events for the Bayers family



Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Olga  Bayers (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. Midlands  Bayers, Canadian resident from Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Emma  Bayers (1869-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. James McKenzie  Bayers (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Elsie  Bayers (1906-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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