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The ancestors of the name Bickerstolm date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bickerstolm family lived in one of several places named Bickerton. Bickerton is the name of various townships in the parish of Malpas in Cheshire in the parish of Rothburg in Northumberland, and in the parish of Bilton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The toponym Bickerton is derived from the Old English beocere, which means bee-keeper, and tun, which originally denoted a fence or enclosure. However this came to mean enclosure round a house, homestead, village or town at an early date. Thus the name can be understood to mean village of the bee-keeper.

Bickerstolm Early Origins



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

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Bickerstolm Spelling Variations


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Bickerstolm Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bickerstolm are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bickerstolm include: Bickerton, Bickertown, Beckertoun, Bikerton, Bikarton and many more.

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Bickerstolm Early History


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Bickerstolm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickerstolm research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1296, 1429, 1451, 1777, 1643 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Bickerstolm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bickerstolm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bickerstolm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bickerstolm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bickerstolm In Ireland


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Bickerstolm In Ireland



Some of the Bickerstolm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bickerstolm or a variant listed above: Joan Bickerton who settled in Barbados in 1675; George Bickerton settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; John in Philadelphia in 1773; Thomas settled in New England in 1753..

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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Bickerstolm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bickerstolm 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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