Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyer, Dyers, Dyar, Dier, Dyars, Dieres, Dire, Dires and many more.
First found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abigail Dyer who settled in Nantasket, Mass. in 1630; Edward, Roger Sarah and Thomas Dyer settled in the Barbados in the 17th century. They settled in Nantasket, Virginia, South Carolina, Boston, Barbados, Maryland, Philadelphia, and New York.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: I wish not to intimidate, and know not how to fear.
Suggested Readings for the name Dyer
"Dyer Family History from England to America, 1600's-1980: Virginia and Southern Dyer Families" by Watson B. Dyer, "Hebron Dyer Descendants: Pioneer of Ohio" by Franklin Leallah.
Some noteworthy people of the name Dyer
* Eliphalet Dyer (1721-1807), American jurist
* Mike Dyer (b. 1966), American baseball (Major League) player
* Charles Dyer (b. 1928), English playwright, screenwriter, and actor
* Thomas Henry Dyer (1804-1888), English historical and antiquarian writer
* Danny Dyer (b. 1977), English actor
* Kieron Dyer (b. 1978), English professional soccer player
* Anson Dyer (1545-1607), English poet
* George Dyer (1755-1841), English man of letters
* John Dyer (1699-1758), Welsh poet
* Sir Henry Swinnerton Dyer (1833-1882), 10th Baronet Dyer
* Buddy Dyer, Florida State Senator and mayor of Orlando
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