Early Origins of the Flyer family
The surname Flyer was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
"at Floyer-Hayes, in the parish of St. Thomas in that county, soon after the Norman Conquest." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The estate remained in the family until the latter part of the 17th century.
Early History of the Flyer family
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Flyer Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Flyer were recorded, including Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Flyer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flyer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Flyer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Flyer, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
The Flyer Motto
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: Floret virtus vulnerata
Motto Translation: Wounded virtue flourishes.