Boyar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Boyar family
The surname Boyar was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat as one of the prominent Border Clans defending the Scottish border in the west marches. They are said to have the longest and most honorable connection with border life.
Important Dates for the Boyar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyar research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1469, 1473, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1548, 1579, 1590, and 1630 are included under the topic Early Boyar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boyar Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBriar, McBriar, MacBrair, McBrair, MacBraire, McBraire, MacBriare, McBriare, Briar, Brier, Brire, Briars, Briers, Brires, Braires, Brares, Braire, Brair, MacBrare, McBrare, Brare, MacBrar, McBrar, Brar, MacBrayr, McBrayr, MacBrayre, McBrayre, McBryar, MacBryar, MacBray, McBray, MacBrire, McBrire, MacBrier and many more.
Early Notables of the Boyar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boyar family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert McBrare who landed in Carolina in 1716; T.W. McBrier settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1852; Charles McBrire landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1857.
Contemporary Notables of the name Boyar (post 1700)
- Mark Boyar, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 
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