Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Boaer family
Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Boaer family
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Boaer Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Boaer include Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Boaer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boaer family to Ireland
Some of the Boaer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boaer family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Boaer were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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 Boaer 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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