The ancient name of Broyer finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a maker or seller of pestles.
Early Origins of the Broyer family
The surname Broyer was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Broyer family
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Broyer Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Broyer family name include Brayer, Brayor, Braeir, Broyer, Brayere, Brayore and others.
Early Notables of the Broyer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broyer family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Broyer surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Michael Brayer who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751.