Early Origins of the Fleyer family
The surname Fleyer 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 Fleyer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleyer 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 Fleyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fleyer Spelling Variations
Fleyer has been spelled many different ways. 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. Spelling variants included: Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Fleyer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fleyer family to the New World and Oceana
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 Fleyers to arrive on North American shores: J. Flayer, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1924.
The Fleyer 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.