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Where did the English Bixler family come from? What is the English Bixler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bixler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bixler family history?The name Bixler is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the town of Bickley in the county of Devon. This place-name is derived from the Anglo Saxon personal name Bicca meaning pickaxe, and the Old English word leigh, meaning wooded area.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bixler family name include Bickley, Bickle, Bickler, Bickleigh, Bigley, Bigly, Biglay and many more.
First found in Devon, where they had been from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bixler research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1518, and 1596 are included under the topic Early Bixler History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 40 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bixler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bixler surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Bixler Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Fred Bixler, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
- Mrs. David Bixler, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1892
- William Bixler, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Mrs. D. Bixler, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1896
Bixler Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- D.H. Bixler, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
- Grace Simon Bixler, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1904
- Henry Bixler, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Estancia, in 1906
- Jas. W. Bixler, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Julius S. Bixler, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1910
- Dustin Bixler (b. 1982), American soccer player
- Brian Joseph Bixler (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball player
- Paul O. Bixler (1907-1985), American college football player, coach, and administrator
- Harris Jacob Bixler (1870-1941), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
- Denny J. Bixler (1940-1981), American politician, former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Dallas Denver Bixler (1910-1990), American gymnast, Olympic champion at the 1932 Summer Olympics
- Russell Bixler (1927-2000), American founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Television, Inc
- Julius Seelye Bixler (1894-1942), President of Colby College, Maine (1942 to 1960)
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The Bixler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bixler 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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