Early Origins of the Floier family
The surname Floier 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 Floier family
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Floier Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Floier has undergone many spelling variations
, including Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Floier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Floier family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Floier were among those contributors: J. Flayer, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1924.
The Floier 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.