My family has always said we are Scottish. I have been long trying to find my roots but find that most Dyer's are English or Irish and that Dyer is not a common name of Scotland. BUT I am very confindent that mine are Scottish. I know MY William Dyer came from Edinburgh Scotland to the US in 1836. He was born Feb 1 1806 in Edinburgh. His father William was also from Edinburgh born Feb 18 1760. HIS father Peter was baptised in Fife Parish, Scoonie, Scotland in 1736. I have read that Dyer was a possible sept of the clan SKENE. Other than that I have very little clues to go on and it seems very few Dyer relatives in the US.