Squires, Squire or Squier?

From the Squire Family Ancestry and Descendants of David Squire 1743-1821 and Mary Bunker in the DAR Library, Washington, DC: About 1600 the family was split along political views. They were referred to as 'the Squires' meaning everyone collectively. Those within the family known as the Roundheads - supporters of the parlimentary party in England - continued with the spelling Squire. Those known as the dissenters - the nonconformists - changed to the spelling Squier. In reviewing genealogies at the DAR Library, both spellings can be found in the same lineage.


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