Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Bich comes from when one of the family worked as a beekeeper. The surname is derived from the Old English word beocere.
Early Origins of the Bich family
family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bich family
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Bich Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bich has been spelled many different ways, including Bick, Biche, Bich, Bicker, Bickers and others.
Early Notables of the Bich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bich family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bichs to arrive in North America: Francis Bick who settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard Bick, who settled in Virginia in 1636; John Bick, who settled in Maryland in 1663; Thomas Bick, who settled in Nevis in 1663.
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