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The name Bidder is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie. The surname Bidder is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor, meaning one who beats, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour, which means a beater of gold.

Bidder Early Origins



The surname Bidder was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bidder Spelling Variations


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Bidder 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 Bidder 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 Bidder include Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.

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Bidder Early History


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Bidder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bidder research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1200, 1273, 1349, 1369, 1777, 1635 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Bidder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bidder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bidder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bidder Notables 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 Bidder or a variant listed above:

Bidder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bidder, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bidder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bidder (post 1700)



  • George Parker Bidder (1806-1878), English engineer and mathematician
  • Friedrich Bidder (1810-1894), German physiologist and anatomist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Bidder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bidder 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 16 September 2013 at 16:26.

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