The ancient name of Beayer finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Beayer family
The surname Beayer was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Beayer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beayer research.Another 105 words (8 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 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Beayer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beayer Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Beayer family name include Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Beayer 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; Sir... Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beayer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beayer family to Ireland
Some of the Beayer family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Beayer family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Beayer surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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 Beayer 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.