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Sayers in Ireland
Posted by: v. suzanne sears (ID *****1949) Date: July 15, 2010 at 18:33:44
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For those tracking Sayers in Ireland I ran across a reference to Thomas SEYERS.....Pharmacist 1824 approved to practice in County Cork.....

It is worth noting this spelling variation when searching for this clan.....

As well to note that many took the last name Sears........

In 1890 only 8 persons were alive with the spelling Sayers.....

It should further be noted that at least one Irish Sears has matched 12 out of 12 markers with a Sayer of Bedforshire England.........(modernly using Sire)

The Sayers of Bedforshire also in some cases used Siers and other variations of the name.....

It should be noted that the Sayres of Bedfordshire were for the most part originally Flemish.......who asked to migrate to the region and were granted permission along with others of the weavers trade.

They were joined later by Flemmings who had been imported to Scotland by Queen Mary and later resettled in Bedforshire by her son King James.......

Additionally we find one reference to Seres the Scot in the 1400s archives...........possibly refering to the Flemings but possibly another lineage.

Dna testing so far of people named Sears from Bedfordshire reveals multiple lineages.........

This may well be due to the fact that Sayre was a generic term refering to Weaver of Sayre cloth: in Flanders and Belgium........much like the word Smith.



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