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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Biddlmair family. Biddlmair is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Bavaria. During medieval times, the Biddlmair family was extraordinarily prominent in this region and it contributed to the development of ancient Germanic traditions and customs, such as military initiation, legality, and chivalry. In the Middle Ages, many succeeding branches of the Biddlmair family obtained lands in distant regions in the German Empire or in foreign countries. The Biddlmair family was extremely involved in Bavarian local affairs and consequently, it acquired a distinguished reputation.

Biddlmair Early Origins



The surname Biddlmair was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bittlmayr made an important early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The Bittlmayr family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play significant roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Biddlmair Spelling Variations


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Biddlmair Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Biddlmair include Bittlmayr, Bittlemayer, Bitlemayr, Bitlemayer, Bittlmeyer, Bittlmair, Bittlmeier, Biddlmayr, Biddlmayer, Biddlemayer, Biddlemeyer, Biddlmair, Biddlmeier and many more.

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Biddlmair Early History


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Biddlmair Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biddlmair research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Biddlmair History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biddlmair Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biddlmair Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Biddlmairs to arrive in North America, and among them were: settlers who established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Biddlmair Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biddlmair 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 26 March 2014 at 14:14.

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