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The Anglo-Saxon name Byerly comes from the family having resided in Brearley.
The surname Byerly was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Byerly has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Brierley, Brierly, Briarly, Briarley, Bryerly and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byerly research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Byerly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Byerly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Byerlys to arrive on North American shores:
Byerly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Byerly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Byerly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Byerly 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.
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