The name Noyers reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is based on the Old English given name Noye.
Early Origins of the Noyers family
The surname Noyers was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Noyers family
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Noyers Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Noyers has been recorded under many different variations, including Noyes, Noye, Nye, Nie, Noyers, Noyce, Noise and others.
Early Notables of the Noyers family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Noyes (1524-1614); and his son, Rev. William Noyes (1568-1622), an English clergyman, Rector of Cholderton, Wiltshire
. Peter Noyes was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Andover in 1614. Reverend Nicholas Noyes Jr... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noyers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Noyers family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Noyerss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Peter Noyce who settled in New England
with his wife and two children in 1638; James Noyes settled in New England
in 1630; Elizabeth Noyes settled in Massachusetts in 1638.
The Noyers Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nuncia pacis oliva
Motto Translation: A message of peace.
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