Flyere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Flyere family

The surname Flyere 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 Flyere family

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

Flyere Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Flyere are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Flyere include: Floyer, Floyar, Fleyer, Fleyar, Floier, Flyer and many more.

Early Notables of the Flyere family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Flyere family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Flyere or a variant listed above: 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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