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When the ancestors of the Biron family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Lancashire. The name, however, does not derive from that location, but is a reference to Beuron in Normandy, where the family lived prior to coming to England with the Norman invasion.

Biron Early Origins



The surname Biron was first found in Lancashire, at Woolstone, with Martinscroft, a township, in the parish and union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby. "In the 20th of Edward I., John Byrun claimed free warren here in right of his wife Alesia, heiress of Robert Banastre." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at Hucknall-Torkard in Nottinghamshire. "The church [of Hucknall-Torkard] is an ancient edifice, containing several monuments to different members of the Byron family, lords of Newstead Abbey, about two miles distant. Here lie the remains of the late celebrated poet, who was interred here, on the 16th of July, 1824, in the family vault: in the chancel is a neat mural monument, with an appropriate inscription. There is also a monument to his ancestor, Richard, Lord Byron, who, with seven brothers, faithfully served Charles I. during the civil war, and sustained great losses and hardships on account of loyalty to that monarch." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Biron Spelling Variations


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Biron Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Biron has been recorded under many different variations, including Biron, Byron and others.

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Biron Early History


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Biron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biron research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1324, 1498, 1788, 1824, 1812, 1501, 1503, 1488, 1576, 1523, 1524, 1527, 1528, 1542, 1543, 1551, 1552, 1526, 1600, 1606, 1679, 1636, 1695, 1679 and are included under the topic Early Biron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biron Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Nicolas Byron, knighted by Arthur, Prince of Wales on his marriage, 14 November 1501 but died in 1503; Sir John Byron (c.1488-1576), an English knight from Colwick in Nottinghamshire, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 1523-1524, 1527-1528, 1542-1543 and 1551-1552...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Biron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biron In Ireland


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Biron In Ireland



Some of the Biron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Birons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Biron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Biron, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Biron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Biron, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1848
  • Peter, VI Biron, who arrived in America in 1857
  • Joseph-Hilaire Biron was a lawyer in Trois-Rivières from 1867 to 1891

Biron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean-François Biron, who married in Quebec in 1650
  • Pierre Biron married in Quebec in 1655
  • François Biron married in Pointe-aux-Trembles in 1691

Biron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Biron married in Montreal in 1718
  • Joseph Biron married in Deschambault, Quebec in 1723

Biron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • François-Xavier-Antoine Biron was a lawyer in Richelieu from 1839 to 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biron (post 1700)



  • Mathieu Biron (b. 1980), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey player
  • Martin Biron (b. 1977), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey goaltender
  • Rodrigue Biron (b. 1934), Canadian politician in Quebec, leader of the Union Nationale political party (1976-1980), after which he joined the Parti Québécois
  • Jacques Biron, Canadian judge in Quebec
  • André Biron, Canadian educator at the École Polytechnique in Montreal
  • Duc Ernst Johann Biron (1690-1772), French soldier/ruler of Russia

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Motto


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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: Crede Byron
Motto Translation: Trust Byron.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Biron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biron Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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