The name ‘Dyer’ originates from England. It is derived from the English occupational name for a dyer of cloth, from the Middle English word ‘dyer’ (itself from the Old English word ‘deage’ which means dye). The verb is a back-formation from the agent noun. The variants ‘Dyster’, and ‘Dexter’, where originally feminine forms, but from an early period they where also used for men. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Dyer’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of Edward III, were a ‘John Dyer’, from Somerset, England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Ashmed-Dyer’, aged 62, from the Cheltenham, Gloucester, England. He immigrated to North America in 1682, and settled in Pennsylvania. Today, ‘Dyer’ is the ‘578th’ most common surn… Coat of arms: Or a chief indented gules. Crest-Ou…
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