Fleyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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." [1] The estate remained in the family until the latter part of the 17th century.

Important Dates for the Fleyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleyer 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 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

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.

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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