Floyar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Floyar family
The surname Floyar 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."  The estate remained in the family until the latter part of the 17th century.
Important Dates for the Floyar family
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Floyar Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Floyar has appeared include Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Floyar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Floyar family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Floyar arrived in North America very early: J. Flayer, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1924.
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.