Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a bell-founder or a bellringer. The surname Belere is derived from the Old English word belle, which means bell.
Early Origins of the Belere family
Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The parish of Kirby Bellars in Leicestershire takes its name from the foundation of a college there in 1359 during the reign of Edward II. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Belere family
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Belere Spelling Variations
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. Belere has been recorded under many different variations, including Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Belere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belere family to the New World and Oceana
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 Belere or a variant listed above: Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.
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