The Pavyer surname is derived from the Middle English, Old French word "paver," meaning "to pave;" as such, it is thought to have been an occupational
name for a layer of paving.
Early Origins of the Pavyer family
The surname Pavyer was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Pavyer family
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Pavyer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pavor, Pavior, Pavier, Paver, Paviour, Pavyer and others.
Early Notables of the Pavyer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pavyer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Paver, who settled in Barbados in 1656; William Paver, who came to San Francisco in 1852; and Christopher Paver, who settled in Ontario in 1871..