The surname ‘Ayers’ originates from England. It is a patronymic of the name ‘Ayer’ derived from the nickname for a man who was well known to be the heir to a title or fortune, from the Middle English word ‘eir, ‘eyr’ meaning heir (from the Old Flemish word (h)eir, itself from the Latin word ‘heres’). In Scotland it is a habitation name from the city of ‘Ayr’ in South West Scotland, so called from the Old Norman word ‘eyee’ meaning tongue of land, gravely bank. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Ayers’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John fil Aer’, from Salop, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273.One of several families bearing the surname ‘Eyre’ traces its descent from ‘Humphrey of Bromham’, Wiltshire, who was one of the crusaders who accompanied Richard I to the Holy Land in the 12th century. 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 ‘William Ayres’, aged 25, a carpenter… Coat of arms: Gules, t…
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