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Boyers is an ancient Strathclyde-Briton name for a person who worked as a maker of bows. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bower, which means bow maker.

Boyers Early Origins



The surname Boyers was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat in the old manor of Bower in the parish of Drummelzier.

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Boyers Spelling Variations


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Boyers Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Boyers has appeared as Bower, Bowre, Bowyr, Bowers, Bowyer, Beauer and many more.

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Boyers Early History


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Boyers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyers research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1317, 1387, 1489, 1479, 1615, 1671 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Boyers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boyers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boyers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyers In Ireland


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Boyers In Ireland



Some of the Boyers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boyers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Boyers, aged 42, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Faith Boyers, aged 37, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Edward Boyers, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Maria Boyers, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Charlotte Boyers, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyers (post 1700)



  • Seymour Boyers (b. 1926), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 24th District, 1967-68
  • Martin J. Boyers, American politician, Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1986
  • Jacob Edgar Boyers, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of West Virginia, 1863-65
  • Bernard A. Boyers, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at New Martinsville, Virginia, 1860-61

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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: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The Boyers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boyers 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2015 at 10:43.

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