Floyare History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Floyare family

The surname Floyare 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 Floyare family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Floyare 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 Floyare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Floyare Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Floyare family name include Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.

Early Notables of the Floyare family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Floyare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Floyare family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Floyare surname or a spelling variation of the name include: J. Flayer, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1924.

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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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