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Where did the English Bilington family come from? What is the English Bilington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bilington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bilington family history?The name Bilington is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who lived at one of several settlements named Billington in the counties of Bedfordshire, Lancashire, or Staffordshire.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bilington include Billington, Billingston, Billingdon and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bilington research. Another 250 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1580, 1630, and 1696 are included under the topic Early Bilington History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bilington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bilington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Billington who sailed on the "Mayflower" and arrived in Plymouth in 1620; with his wife Helen and two sons, Francis and John, and daughter, Ellen..
The Bilington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bilington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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