Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the Airs family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Airs is a name for someone who lived in the city of Ayr in South-Western Scotland.
Early Origins of the Airs family
The surname Airs was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where the family has held a family seat
from ancient times. One of the first on record was Reginald Ayr, who was Clerk of Ayr in 1287 and Albinus Ayr had a charter of lands from King Robert the Bruce in 1315.
Early History of the Airs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Airs research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1522, 1567, 1638 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Airs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Airs Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland
. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations
are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Airs has been spelled Ayer, Air, Ayre, Ayers and others.
Early Notables of the Airs family (pre 1700)
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Airs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Airs family to Ireland
Some of the Airs family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Airs family to the New World and Oceana
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: John Ayer, who was on record in Massachusetts in 1635; Simon Ayer, his wife Dorothy and their eight children, who all settled in Massachusetts in 1635.