Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Beyere family
The surname Beyere was first found in Gloucestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beyere family
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Beyere 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 Beyere family name include Beyer, Bayer, Beyere, Beier and others.
Early Notables of the Beyere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beyere family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Beyere surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Christopher Beyer, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1731; Adam Beyer to Philadelphia in 1733; Martin Beyer to Philadelphia in 1738; George Beyer to Philadelphia in 1747.
The Beyere 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: Stet Fortuna Domus
Motto Translation: May the fortune of our house endure.