of Britain first developed the name Boeyear. It was a name given to someone who was a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Boeyear family
The surname Boeyear was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boeyear family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boeyear 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 Boeyear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boeyear Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boeyear have been found, including Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Boeyear 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 Boeyear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boeyear family to Ireland
Some of the Boeyear family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boeyear family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Boeyear, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: 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 Boeyear 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.