Byres
Home ] Up ] One-Name Study ] Orthography ] Flowers of the Forest ] Lindsay Migrations ] Lindsay Genealogy ] Source Document Archives ] Lindsay Surname DNA Project ] Allied Surname DNA Projects ] Lindsay Personalities ] Lindsay Places ] Lindsay Entities ] Lindsay Organizations ] Lindsay Tartan ] Wearing the Lindsay Kilt ] Lindsay Heraldry & Armory ] Dictionary of the Scots Language ] Events ] Contact Us ] News ] Other Links ]

 

Byres

This ancient surname was derived from the old barony of Byres in East Lothian, Scotland.  For centuries this barony was the property of the Lindsays and gave title to the Lindsays of the Byres.

Byres Orthography*

1. Buyers 4. Byris
2. Byers 5. Byrs
3. Byres  

*Source:  The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin, Meaning, and History, by George F. Black, copyright The New York Public Library 1946, current edition published in 1993 by Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland.

If there are those who have more details on the origin of the Byres surname and wish to share it, send a note to Ron Lindsay with details.

*************************************

If you wish to get more information regarding participation in the Byres Surname DNA Project, click on this link.