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Where did the English Bickley family come from? What is the English Bickley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bickley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bickley family history?The origins of the Bickley name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bickley was originally derived from a family having 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.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bickley include Bickley, Bickle, Bickler, Bickleigh, Bigley, Bigly, Biglay and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickley research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1518, and 1596 are included under the topic Early Bickley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 40 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bickley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Bickley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Bickley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bickley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Bickley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Bickley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Bickley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bickley 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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