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The name Collyer is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who made or sold charcoal. The surname Collyer is derived from the Old English word col, which means coal; as such it is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer or seller of coal. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Collyer Early Origins



The surname Collyer was first found in Lancashire where one of the first records of the name was Ranulf Colier listed there in 1150. A few years later, Bernard le Coliere was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Somerset in 1172. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 revealed: Henry le Colyer in Buckinghamshire; Robert le Coliere in Bedfordshire; and Thomas le Colier in Huntingdonshire. Over one hundred years later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls list: Adam Colier; and Benedictus Colier. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Collyer Spelling Variations


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Collyer Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Collyer include Collier, Collyer, Colier, Colyer, Colyar, Colyear and many more.

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Collyer Early History


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Collyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collyer research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1350, 1685, 1677, 1622, 1678, 1656, 1730, 1699, 1680, 1732, 1650 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Collyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Alexander Colyear (d. circa 1685), who was made the 1st Baronet Colyear of Holland in 1677; Giles Collier (1622-1678), an English divine; David Colyear (c.1656-1730), who was created 1st Earl of Portmore in 1699; Arthur Collier (1680-1732), English philosopher; Jeremy Collier (1650-1726)...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collyer In Ireland


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Collyer In Ireland



Some of the Collyer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 49 words (4 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Collyer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Collyer, who landed in New England in 1660
  • Giles Collyer, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
  • Alice Collyer, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1672
  • Ann Collyer, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1672
  • Robert Collyer, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isabell Collyer, who landed in Virginia in 1706

Collyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert H Collyer, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1839
  • W C Collyer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George Collyer, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1854

Collyer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Collyer, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Stephen Collyer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Ann Collyer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Edward Collyer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Henry Collyer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collyer (post 1700)



  • John Lyon Collyer (1893-1979), American Chairman of the Cornell University Board of Trustees (1953-1959), awarded the Medal for Merit in 1946
  • Sam Collyer (1842-1904), French-born, American lightweight bare-knuckle boxer and soldier who received the Medal of Honor
  • Laurie Collyer (b. 1967), American Golden Globe nominated film director
  • June Collyer (1906-1968), born Dorothea Heermance, an American film actress of the 1920s and 1930s
  • Robert Collyer (1823-1912), English-born American Unitarian clergyman
  • Chad Collyer (b. 1974), American professional wrestler and mentalist
  • Bud Collyer (1908-1969), born Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr., an American radio actor and announcer, the first host of the TV game show To Tell the Truth, best known as the voice of Superman on radio and in animated shorts
  • Harry Collyer (b. 1885), English footballer who played for Crystal Palace (1905-1909)
  • Sarah Collyer (b. 1980), English cricketer and former member of the England women's cricket team
  • Francis Edward Collyer (b. 1947), former English cricketer who played from 1976 to 1987
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Collyer Historic Events


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Collyer Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Percy W L Collyer (b. 1923), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Woking, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Harvey Collyer (d. 1912), aged 31, English Second Class passenger from Bishopstoke, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Marjorie Charlotte "Lottie" Collyer, aged 8, English Second Class passenger from Bishopstoke, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 14

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Motto


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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: Nemo sine cruce beatus
Motto Translation: No one is happy but by the cross.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

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