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Re: What's in a name?
Posted by: v. suzanne sears (ID *****1949) Date: July 14, 2010 at 08:01:15
In Reply to: Re: What's in a name? by Beth Hill of 993

Sayre is a Flemish word : refers to the type of cloth called sayre.

In the early 1100s a great many Flemish came to London especially and other parts of England to kick start the weaving trade.

As it is a generic term for weaver: many families took up the last name as did names arise like Smith.......

Over the centuries many named Sayre were recruited to different parts: especially Bedforddshire, some to Scotland during the reign of Mary and James.......

and just in general the flow of cloth goods back and forth to the low countries was carried out by Sayres......

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