Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Beayear family
Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Beayear family
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Beayear Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beayear has been recorded under many different variations, including Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Beayear family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beayear family to Ireland
Some of the Beayear family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Beayear family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beayear or a variant listed above: 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 Beayear 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.
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