The Byres clan, also spelled as Byers or Buyers, is a Scottish clan that has a recognized historical presence. The clan takes its name from the lands of Byres, located in East Lothian, Scotland. The Byres clan is believed to have Norman origins, with the name “Byres” derived from the Old French word “byre,” meaning a cattle shed or cowhouse. The clan’s ancestors likely came to Scotland during the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century. The Byres clan established themselves in East Lothian and gained prominence during the medieval era. They held the lands of Byres, which included Byres Castle, as their stronghold. The family played a significant role in the region’s affairs and held positions of influence and authority.