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This ancient surname was derived from the old barony of Byres in East Lothian, Scotland.  For centuries this barony was the property of the Lindsays and gave title to the Lindsays of the Byres.

Byres Orthography*

1. Buyers 4. Byris
2. Byers 5. Byrs
3. Byres  

*Source:  The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin, Meaning, and History, by George F. Black, copyright The New York Public Library 1946, current edition published in 1993 by Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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