Loyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Loyer family

The surname Loyer was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nancy and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They held estates in both Lorraine and Brittany but the earliest records are in Lorraine. They were nobility in Lorraine from 1578 to 1724.

Important Dates for the Loyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loyer research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1629 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Loyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Louis, Loys, Lews, Luys, Lewey, Lewie, Looie, Luyie, Louyey and many more.

Early Notables of the Loyer family (pre 1700)

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Loyer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loyer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Brasenburne Loyer, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]
Loyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ad Loyer, who landed in South Carolina in 1748 [1]
Loyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louisa Loyer, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]

Loyer migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loyer Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Loyer, son of Noel and Renée, married Marie-Madeleine Sevestre, daughter of Charles and Marie, in Quebec on 22nd October 1653 [2]
  • Gabriel Loyer, son of Jacques and Marie-Madeleine, married Geneviève Gendron, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 22nd February 1694 [2]
Loyer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gabriel Loyer, son of Gabriel and Marie-Geneviève, married Marie-Anne Beaudoin, daughter of Guillaume and Marie-Anne, in Repentigny, Quebec on 16th January 1730 [2]
  • Jean Loyer, son of Gabriel and Marie-Geneviève, married Marie-Anne Couvret, daughter of Vicotr and Thérèse, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 11th August 1734 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Loyer, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, married Marie-Charlotte Moreau, daughter of Claude and Ursule, in Repentigny, Quebec on 2nd November 1756 [2]
  • Noel-Joseph Loyer, son of Gabriel and Angélique, married Marie-Louise Durand, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Rose, in L'Assomption, Quebec in 1767 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Loyer (post 1700)

  • John Loyer (b. 1964), American basketball coach
  • Erik Loyer, American digital artist
  • Roger Loyer (1907-1988), French motorcycle road racer

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Citations

  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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