Eayrs family history site


Guild of One Name Studies

As a member of the Guild of One Name Studies (membership number 48210) I will try to help those looking for Eayrs connections.

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My own branch of the Eayrs family comes from around the border of Lincolnshire and Northants. My current brickwall is George Eayrs, b. abt. 1766 in Castle Bytham, Lincs, England, and married to a Mary Fowler.

There are other Eayrs families in the same period and in the same general area, specifically around Bourne (Thomas Eayrs, b. abt. 1773, m. Elizabeth Hopkinson) and Morton (Samuel Eayrs, b. abt 1759, m. Mary Christian), both also in Lincolnshire. (Click here for a map of Lincolnshire that shows these places).

There are also pockets of Eayrs in Bedfordshire (see John Jackson Eayrs, b. abt. 1802, Amphill), Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, London and the Channel Isles which I have not yet been able to connect to any of the above.

The way forward ..

It is hoped that visitors to this site will help with the development of this site and your suggestions are very welcome.

Other countries

I have information on at least three immigrations into the United States (there are many more); the first via Northern Ireland in the early 18th Century (see William Eayrs, b. England abt. 1670), one from Brigstock, Northampton in 1882 (see here) and a third from Greetham, Rutland in 1849 (see here). Not all this information is currently on the website.

There are currently recently established Eayrs family members in Argentina. I also know of families that went out to Australia (see here), Canada (see here), New Zealand (see here and here) and South Africa (see here).


This site excludes information about people born after 1905. In most cases I have the information but will not make it publicly available. Contact me if you would like more information about these and living people, but I will only make this available to proven members of the immediate family.