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This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible derivations. The first of these is as a variant form of the name 'Weir', also found as 'Wear', and 'Ware', which can be either a topographical surname, given in the first instance to someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river, or an occupational surname for someone employed as the keeper of a fishing-weir, and thence 'a fisherman'. The derivation of the name from this source is from the Old English pre 7th Century 'waer, wer', weir, fish-trap, dam.

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Brian Wyer

Does anyone know who patrick wyers parents were?


Patrick and Catherine Wyer, Ballykeane, co Offaly. Farmer in mid to late 1800s. Had 16 children. Farm just out of Geashill.


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