Origins Available: French
Early Origins of the Phayre family
The surname Phayre was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France 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 Dijonnais 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.
Early History of the Phayre family
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Phayre Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Veirs, Vers, Veires, Fers, Fehrs, Feirs, Vehrs, Viers, Veirz, Feirz, Verz, Vair, Vairs, Veurs, Vayers, Vayres, Feuers, Veirz, Veurz and many more.
Early Notables of the Phayre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Phayre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Phayre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Phayre, aged 38, who arrived in Harford County, Maryland in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Phayre (post 1700)
- Brigadier Robert Arthur Phayre DSO (1901-1993), British soldier and cricketer
- Sir Robert Phayre (1820-1897), British Army officer, he and his brother Sir Arthur Phayre were direct descendant of the Regicide Colonel Robert Phaire
- Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Purves Phayre GCMG KCSI CB (b. 1812), British Indian Army officer and diplomat, the first Commissioner of British Burma(1862–1867) and later Governor of Mauritius (1874–1878)