Flair History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Flair family

The surname Flair was first found in Devon where they held a family seat "at Floyer-Hayes, in the parish of St. Thomas in that county, soon after the Norman Conquest." [1] The estate remained in the family until the latter part of the 17th century.

Important Dates for the Flair family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flair research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1399, 1567, 1685, 1701, 1815, 1455, 1487, 1649 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Flair History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flair 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 Flair include Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.

Early Notables of the Flair family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Flair Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Flair family

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: J. Flayer, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1924.

Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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