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Bickerton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having 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.

Bickerton Early Origins



The surname Bickerton 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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Bickerton Spelling Variations


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Bickerton 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. Bickerton has been recorded under many different variations, including Bickerton, Bickertown, Beckertoun, Bikerton, Bikarton and many more.

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Bickerton Early History


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Bickerton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickerton 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 Bickerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bickerton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bickerton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bickerton In Ireland


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Bickerton In Ireland



Some of the Bickerton 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



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 Bickerton or a variant listed above:

Bickerton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joan Bickerton who settled in Barbados in 1675

Bickerton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bickerton settled in New England in 1753
  • John Bickerton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1770
  • George Bickerton settled in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • John Bickerton settled in Philadelphia in 1773

Bickerton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Bickerton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848

Bickerton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bickerton, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"

Bickerton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John G. Bickerton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickerton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickerton (post 1700)



  • William Bickerton (1815-1905), English founder of the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)
  • Frank Bickerton (1889-1954), English Antarctic explorer, member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 19111914 and Sir Ernest Shackleton's "Endurance" Expedition (1914-1917)
  • Derek Bickerton (b. 1926), English ling Uist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • John Bickerton (b. 1969), English professional golfer
  • Sir Richard Bickerton (1759-1832), 2nd Baronet, British Royal Navy admiral
  • Sir Richard Bickerton (1727-1792), 1st Baronet, British Royal Navy rear admiral
  • Arthur Ronald "Wayne" Bickerton (1941-2015), British songwriter, record producer, and music business executive
  • Alexander William Bickerton (1842-1929), first professor of Chemistry at Canterbury College best known for teaching and mentoring Ernest Rutherford
  • James Bickerton, Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Bickerton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bickerton 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 29 August 2016 at 08:35.

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