The founding heritage of the Beauyear family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Beauyear comes from when one of the family worked as a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Beauyear family
The surname Beauyear was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Beauyear family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beauyear research.Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1641, 1614, 1641, 1613, 1681, 1660, 1679, 1623, 1666, 1612, 1679, 1659, 1679, 1653, 1691, 1699, 1777, 1761, 1767, 1649, 1642, 1644 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Beauyear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beauyear Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Beauyear has been spelled many different ways, including Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Beauyear family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Bowyer, Lord Mayor of London; Sir William Bowyer (c 1588-1641), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1641; Sir Edmund Bowyer (1613-1681), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679; and... Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beauyear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beauyear family to Ireland
Some of the Beauyear family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 92 words (7 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 Beauyear family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Beauyears to arrive in North America: Daniel Bowyer who settled in Virginia in 1635; Arthur Bowyer settled in west New Jersey in 1654 with his wife Grace; Henry Bowyer settled in Virginia in 1653.
The Beauyear 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: Contentment passe richesse
Motto Translation: Contentment surpasses riches.