Origins Available: English, French, Scottish
Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Boier family
Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Boier family
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 Boier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boier Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Boier has been spelled many different ways, including Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Boier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boier family to Ireland
Some of the Boier family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boier family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boiers to arrive in North America: 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 Boier 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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