Early Origins of the Fleyar family
The surname Fleyar 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The estate remained in the family until the latter part of the 17th century.
Early History of the Fleyar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleyar research.Another 401 words (29 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 Fleyar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fleyar Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Fleyar has been spelled many different ways, including Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Fleyar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fleyar family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Fleyars to arrive in North America: J. Flayer, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1924.
The Fleyar 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: Floret virtus vulnerata
Motto Translation: Wounded virtue flourishes.