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Where did the English Bleecker family come from? What is the English Bleecker family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bleecker family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bleecker family history?
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bleecker has been recorded under many different variations, including Bleacher, Bleecher, Bleecker, Bleaker and others.
First found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when Robert Bleacher held estates.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bleecker research. Another 139 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Bleecker History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bleecker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bleecker or a variant listed above:
Bleecker Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Bleecker Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Bleecker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bleecker 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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