England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Wyard is a name that comes from Guyat, a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.
Early Origins of the Wyard family
Sussex where they held a family seat at early times, after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Wyard family
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Wyard Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wyard family name include Wyatt, Wyat and others.
Early Notables of the Wyard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wyard family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Wyard family to immigrate North America: Sir Francis and Lady Margaret Wyatt, who settled in Virginia in 1621; George Wyatt, who arrived in Virginia in 1662; Christopher Wyatt, who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680.
The Wyard 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: Duriora virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue tries harder things.
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