Goyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Goyer family

The surname Goyer was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Goyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goyer research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1572, 1628, 1638 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Goyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: De Gooyer, Goyer, Goyet, Guyer, Guyard, Geyer, Gayer and many more.

Early Notables of the Goyer family (pre 1700)

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Goyer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goyer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Goyer, who landed in Maryland in 1662 [1]
Goyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • François Goyer who settled in Louisiana in 1714
Goyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jorge Goyer, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1897 [1]

Goyer migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goyer Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Goyer, who arrived in Montreal in 1659

Contemporary Notables of the name Goyer (post 1700)

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

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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