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The name Biker is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a beekeeper. The surname is derived from the Old English word beocere.

Early Origins of the Biker family

The surname Biker was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Biker family

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Biker 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 Biker 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 Biker include Bick, Biche, Bich, Bicker, Bickers and others.

Early Notables of the Biker family (pre 1700)

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United States Biker migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Biker or a variant listed above:

Biker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ann Biker, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [1]
Biker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Biker, aged 32, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook