Byers Family History
Byers Name Meaning
Scottish (Borders) and English (Cumberland and Durham): topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed Middle English byre or a habitational name from any of several places called with Old English b̄re ‘cattleshed’ for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh. English: variant of Byer with either an original plural or a post-medieval excrescent -s. English: variant of Byas . Americanized form of German and Dutch Beyers or Bayer or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Compare Bayers and Byars .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press