The surname Bickerdike was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Important Dates for the Bickerdike family
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Bickerdike Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bicker, Bickere, Bickeres, Bickerr, Bickerre, Bickeer, Bickeers, Biccker and many more.
Early Notables of the Bickerdike family (pre 1700)
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Bickerdike migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Bickerdike Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Bickerdike Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
George Bickerdike, who sailed to Baltimore in 1830
Contemporary Notables of the name Bickerdike (post 1700)
Robert Bickerdike Jr. (b. 1869), Canadian consulting engineer, and Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian armed forces