The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Tyars come from its first bearer, who was a deer, where in early times it was used as a term of endear
ment. The surname Tyars originally derived from the Old English Dyri.
The name could also have been derived from the Old English word deag,
which meant "dye." As a surname, Tyars was likely an occupational
name for a "dyer of cloth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
In ancient Latin documents, the trade and surname was listed as "tinctor" and has a French equivalent of Teinturier.
Early Origins of the Tyars family
The surname Tyars was first found in Oxfordshire
where one the first records of the family was John le Deyere who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. There was quite a few early records of the family in Somerset
. Kirby's Quest of Somerset
listed: John Dyar; Richard le Dyghar; John le Dyghar, as all having lived there temp.
1 Edward III. Richard le Dyer, of Kiderminster was rector of Fincham, Norfolk
in 1333. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
In Scotland early records used the Latin form "tinctor." Henry tinctor was listed in Dumfriesshire, c. 1259 and Roger tinctor held land in Aberdeen in 1332. John Dyer called 'talp,' was admitted burgess of the same town in 1436. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Tyars family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tyars research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1273, 1260, 1333, 1382, 1543, 1607, 1596, 1685, 1680, 1682, 1699, 1757, 1611, 1660 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Tyars History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tyars Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tyars has been spelled many different ways, including Dyer, Dyers, Dyar, Dier, Dyars, Dieres, Dire, Dires and many more.
Early Notables of the Tyars family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Edward Dyer (1543-1607) English poet in the court of Elizabethan I, he was knighted and made chancellor of the Order of the Garter in 1596; William Dyre (died 1685), Englishman who served as the 13th Mayor of New York City (1680 to... Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tyars Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tyars family to Ireland
Some of the Tyars family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tyars family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tyarss to arrive in North America: Abigail Dyer who settled in Nantasket, Massachusetts in 1630.
The Tyars 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: Terrere nolo, timere nescio
Motto Translation: I wish not to intimidate, and know not how to fear.