Tyrer is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a stubborn or obstinate person. The surname Tyrer is derived from the Old French word tirer,
which means to draw.
This is used in the same sense as the word tirand,
which means "one who pulls on the reins;" thus it may be that it was used as a nickname
for a stubborn person, before coming to be used as a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Tyrer family
The surname Tyrer was first found in Essex
where one of the first records of the name is Walter Tirel III, (1065-c. 1100), Castellan of Pontoise and Lord of Poix, son of Walter Tirell II. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
He is remembered for his involvement in the death of King William II (William Rufus) on a hunting trip in the New Forest on August 2nd, 1100. Some say it was an accident when Walter shot an arrow at a stag which glanced from the beast and struck King William II, while others disagree. However, accordingly to chroniclers of the time, they parted at the beginning of the hunt on good terms, but the king was later found with one of the arrows given to Walter by the king in his chest. There is a stone in the Forest at Stoney Cross marking the spot where the King fell.
Walter's grandson Hugh Tyrrel (died 1199) took part in the Norman Conquest of Ireland where he became the first Baron of Castleknock and later took part in the Third Crusade.
Another distinct branch of the family was found at Gipping in Suffolk. "This place, which takes its name from the small river Gipping, is the property of C. Tyrell, Esq., whose ancestor, Sir Walter Tyrell, Knt., held the lordship at the time of the Domesday survey." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Tyrer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tyrer research.Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1423, 1450, 1502, 1502, 1597, 1676, 1661, 1676, 1617, 1701, 1643, 1718, 1642, 1718, 1623 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Tyrer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tyrer Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tyrer were recorded, including Tyrell, Terrell, Terrill, Tyrill, Turrell, Tirell, Tyrrell and many more.
Early Notables of the Tyrer family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir James Tyrrell (c.1450-1502) was an English knight, a trusted servant of King Richard III of England
, he confessed to the murders of King Edward V of England
and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York and was beheaded at Tower... Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tyrer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tyrer family to Ireland
Some of the Tyrer family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tyrer family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Tyrer family emigrate to North America:
Tyrer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Tyrer, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1895
- Thomas Tyrer, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1896
Tyrer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas Tyrer, aged 62, who landed in America from London, in 1904
- Mary Tyrer, aged 64, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
- Jane Tyrer, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
- Charles Taylor Tyrer, aged 48, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
- Bartholomew Tyrer, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1907
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Tyrer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- David John Stewart Tyrer, aged 42, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923
Tyrer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ellen Tyrer, aged 23, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
- Rebecca Tyrer, aged 20, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
Contemporary Notables of the name Tyrer (post 1700)
- James Efflo Tyrer (1939-1980), American AFL football offensive tackle
- Arthur Spencer Tyrer (b. 1931), English former professional footballer
- Anderson Tyrer (1893-1962), English concert pianist
- Stephen Tyrer (b. 1989), English rugby league footballer
Historic Events for the Tyrer family
- Mr. Douglas Wylie Tyrer (1890-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion CITATION[CLOSE]
Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance