Last name: Ayers
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Have been looking for my Ayers family, have found that Ayers is one of the most common family names in the U.S. with all different spellings. There is an Ayers genealogy forum at http://genforum.genealogy.com/ My family came from Scotland approx 1750 and lived in Sandy Hook N.J. They moved further into northern N.J. and there are so many Ayers still living there in Suffolk County ?? N.J. The Ayers in Scotland are a sub set of Clan Hay, the Earl of Errol being the title, were originally from Normandy, at different times they owned and occupied 5 different castles and land, in different parts of Scotland, the most famous of which is Slaines Castle, which is now a ruin. The clan house today is still located in the Northeast of Scotland at Delgaty. There is a Clan Hay website on line.John Hay is written about as a guide in Samuel Johnson's book Travels to the Hebrides. Most of the Ayers people seem to located in the South. Good luck finding your family.
Mabey were all connected somewhere/some how??Id like to know if we mite be part Abenaki???
Thats so cool! I found some other people with my last name! Pretty neat I got to say. And I knew My ancestors came from England so this is cool. Really cool.
Thats pretty neat actually. I knew I had English Ancestors. This is very neat. It is also weird to see all of the other people with the last name Ayers... I know no one outside my family with that last name and thought it was pretty rare.
I really would like to know which Ayers family owned my family. I keep hit a road block because I don't have a lot of information about that side of my family.
Cynthia, Where are you from?
I have just gotten hold of my Ayes /William Walter 1897 Mass,& wife Marie C Paradis of Maine..anyone heard of them???
Cynthia; Family records indicated that during the Civil War the Ayers family had a young black woman with them who had a biracial child. The older boys fought for the Union side. The youngest son , Edward Ayers stayed home to run the farm.. This was in Kentucky..
My mother was an Ayers,and always said that the first Ayers of her line came from Holland.I am finding out that the Ayers am descended from might have come from Germany(Hesse-Darmstadt).Go figure........
you know what's weird Sandra? is my great grandmother surname was Cummings
I'm confused I keep hearing different things, that Ayers is an English/Scottish name and when the English occupied Australia some Ayers might of also went there, the Ayers that settled in America first settled in the Massachusetts area, the reason I am confused is because I am black and I can't find any slave owners with the last name Ayers/Ayres
Bettie Ayers sarpas
My name is Bettie Ayers- I always knew my fist name was English but I thought my last name was french!
i was told i was from Ireland
Stephanie Ayers-Dalton. Ayers is such an uncommon name but I am very proud of it. Funny enough many people before they know my maiden name think I am Australian. I was born and raised in California.
Oh no! My ancestores change the spelling to Airs and we all floated away.o
My ancestors were scotts, immagratred to Ireland, and then to America.
I'm related to all of you :)
I'm Dutch... I'm confuzzled
The name is not uncommon in Canterbury, New Zealand. My ancestors (spelled Ayres) came from the village of Turvey in Bedfordshire.
I was just reading this post with interest. My grandmother was descended from the Ayers/Ayres from Turvey in Bedfordshire too, Thomas and Elizabeth, who went out to NZ on the Zealandia in 1858. I don't have any more information about them than that. If you do, perhaps you could let me know.
I am an Ayres and always known that arm of my ancestry was English.
im black with the last name ayers, maybe one of your slave owners
What the hell my family originates from new zealand !!!
scottish is british. I think what was meant was not english
I'm not..I'm proud my family come from england nd germany Im a german jew my mom's a golsmith and my dad's an ayers
Very disappointed here. My ancestors came from Scotland; Clan Hay, Lords of Erroll, Yester, Park, Neidpath etc. SCOTTISH NOT BRITISH sloppy & incomplete info.
Michele I would agree
yes i was told i am scottish also! thank you
I am sorry to say but the last name Ayers stems from both Scotland and England, to be biased and say just because your last name came from Scotland that this information is wrong is complete garbage. I have a long ancestral chain stemming from Southern England with the last name Ayers. Also, to all those people saying they are descended from New Zealand or Australia, every person from New Zealand or Australia with the last name Ayers is definitely not originating from New Zealand or Australia, your family moved there. New Zealand have history with the Polynesian Maori People, who don't use the last name Ayers