Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the town of Bickley in the county of Devon. This place-name is derived from the Anglo Saxon personal name Bicca meaning pickaxe, and the Old English word leigh, meaning wooded area.
Early Origins of the Bickler family
Devon, where they had been from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bickler family
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Bickler Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bickler have been found, including Bickley, Bickle, Bickler, Bickleigh, Bigley, Bigly, Biglay and many more.
Early Notables of the Bickler family (pre 1700)
Huntingdon in 1415 and 1426; John Bickley, Member of the Parliament for Stafford in 1529; Thomas Bickley (1518-1596) was an English churchman, a Marian exile...
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Migration of the Bickler family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bickler, or a variant listed above:
Bickler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bickler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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