Aymer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Aymer originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Early Origins of the Aymer family

The surname Aymer was first found in Poitou, where the family played an integral role in the social and cultural domains of the region.

Aymer or Aethelmaer (Ethelmar) de Valence, or de Lusignan (d. 1260), was Bishop of Winchester and the younger son of Isabella, widow of King John, by her second husband, Hugh X, count of La Marche.

"Isabella having died in 1246, and the fortunes of their house being depressed in consequence of the failure of their father's rebellion, Guy of Lusignan, William of Valence, and Aymer, who was then in orders, came to England in 1247 to enrich themselves. Henry III received his half brother with great joy. Besides procuring several livings for Aymer, he compelled different bishops and abbots to assign him 'innumerable' pensions, so that his revenues soon equalled those of an archbishopric. " [1]

Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Montignac, (d. 1324), was the third son of William of Valence, half-brother of Henry III and of Joan, daughter of Warine of Munchensi. [1]

Early History of the Aymer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aymer research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1397, 1403, 1467, 1554, 1747, 1788, 1808, 1810, 1814, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Aymer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aymer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Aymard, Aymars, Aymar, Aymaris, Des Aymars, Des Aymaris, Aymers, Aymer, Aymeric, Aymery, Aimard, Aimar, Aimery, Aimeric, Eymar, Eymars, Eymard, Hémard, Hémart, Hémet, Hembert, Hémery, Hémeret, Emery, Emmery and many more.

Early Notables of the Aymer family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean, man-at-arms for the Lord of Grève, he was also involved in the banishing of nobility from the Empire in 1467; Olivier, Lord of Viroflay in the district of Versailles...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aymer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Aymer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aymer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Francis Aymer, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, born in New York, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783, he was of French descent [2]

Australia Aymer migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Aymer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Aymer, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

Contemporary Notables of the name Aymer (post 1700) +

  • Benjamin Aymer Sands (1853-1917), American politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1904 [3]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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