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The name Bickers finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a beekeeper. The surname is derived from the Old English word beocere.

Bickers Early Origins



The surname Bickers was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bickers Spelling Variations


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Bickers Spelling Variations



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. Bickers has been recorded under many different variations, including Bick, Biche, Bich, Bicker, Bickers and others.

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Bickers Early History


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Bickers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickers research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bickers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bickers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bickers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



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 Bickers or a variant listed above:

Bickers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Bickers, who settled in Virginia in 1735
  • Robert Bickers, who arrived in Virginia in 1735

Bickers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Cath Bickers, who landed in South America in 1846

Bickers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Bickers, aged 30, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Florence Mary Bickers, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Bickers, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Guy Bickers, aged 35, who settled in America from London, England, in 1920
  • Hannah Bickers, aged 76, who emigrated to the United States from E. Kuston, England, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickers (post 1700)



  • Kevin Bickers, American football coach and scout
  • Dave Bickers (1938-2014), English Grand Prix motocross racer who competed from 1959 to 1968; he later became a stunt double for Roger Moore in Octopussy and Escape to Athena
  • Terrence Robert Arthur "Terry" Bickers (b. 1965), English guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as a member of the rock bands The House of Love and Levitation
  • Gene Bickers, Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Southern California

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bickers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bickers 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 July 2014 at 15:40.

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