Guyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Guyer family

The surname Guyer was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Guyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guyer research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1572, 1628, 1638 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Guyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: De Gooyer, Goyer, Goyet, Guyer, Guyard, Geyer, Gayer and many more.

Early Notables of the Guyer family (pre 1700)

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United States Guyer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Guyer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Joseph Guyer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Geo Guyer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
Guyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arnold Guyer, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1872 [1]

Australia Guyer migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Guyer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Guyer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Guyer (post 1700) +

  • Ulysses Samuel Guyer (1868-1943), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas (1924-1925)
  • Thad McIntosh Guyer (b. 1950), American civil rights lawyer
  • Tennyson Guyer (1912-1981), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 4th district (1973-1981)
  • Reynolds "Reyn" Winsor Guyer (b. 1935), American inventor, known for his Twister in 1967 and the NERF ball in 1969, inducted into the Hasbro toy and game Inventors' Hall of Fame in 1986
  • Paul Guyer (b. 1948), American Jonathan Nelson Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Brown University since 2012
  • Michael Frederic Guyer (1874-1959), American cytologist and zoologist
  • Jane I. Guyer (b. 1943), American George Armstrong Kelly Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The Johns Hopkins University
  • Gordon Earl Guyer (1926-2016), American academic, President of Michigan State University (1992–1993)
  • Gino Guyer (b. 1983), American professional ice hockey centre
  • Denis E. Guyer (b. 1966), American politician, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 2nd Berkshire District (2005-2011)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm


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