Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Dyar family have grown. The name Dyar was given to a member of the family who was a deer, where in early times it was used as a term of endearment. The surname Dyar originally derived from the Old English Dyri. The name could also have been derived from the Old English word deag, which meant "dye." As a surname, Dyar was likely an occupational name for a "dyer of cloth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. In ancient Latin documents, the trade and surname was listed as "tinctor" and has a French equivalent of Teinturier.
Early Origins of the Dyar family
Oxfordshire where one the first records of the family was John le Deyere who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. There was quite a few early records of the family in Somerset. Kirby's Quest of Somerset listed: John Dyar; Richard le Dyghar; John le Dyghar, as all having lived there temp. 1 Edward III. Richard le Dyer, of Kiderminster was rector of Fincham, Norfolk in 1333. 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) CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
In Scotland early records used the Latin form "tinctor." Henry tinctor was listed in Dumfriesshire, c. 1259 and Roger tinctor held land in Aberdeen in 1332. John Dyer called 'talp,' was admitted burgess of the same town in 1436. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Dyar family
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Dyar Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dyar family name include Dyer, Dyers, Dyar, Dier, Dyars, Dieres, Dire, Dires and many more.
Early Notables of the Dyar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dyar family to Ireland
Some of the Dyar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dyar 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 Dyar surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Dyar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dyar (post 1700)
The Dyar 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: Terrere nolo, timere nescio
Motto Translation: I wish not to intimidate, and know not how to fear.
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