The surname Payer was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this family held a
from very early times. One of the first records of the family was Hugues de Payens (or Payns)
region who was the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He co-created the Latin Rule, the code of behavior for the Order and is believed to have been born in Troyes, France, but his lineage is unknown.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Payer research.Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1279, 1380, 1415, 1450, 1539, 1572, 1610, 1612, 1613, 1700, 1779, 1793, 1794, and 1796 are included under the topic Early Payer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Payan, Payen, Payon, Payont, Payond, Payons, Paian, Paien, Paion, Paiont, Paions, Pagan, Pagant, Pagani, Payani, Payhani and many more.
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Poyer (c.1450-1503), a French miniature painter and manuscript illuminator; Johann Conrad Peyer (1653-1712), a Swiss anatomist; and Hector... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Payer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.