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The lineage of the name Bilbrough begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Bilbrough, a village near Tadcaster in the county of Yorkshire. The place name appears in the 11th century in the Domesday Book of 1086: "In Bilbrough, Christchurch, 8 carucates of land taxable. Land for 4 ploughs. Richard (son of Arnfastr) has there one plough; and 6 villagers and 2 smallholders with 2 ploughs. Woodland pasture in places. The whole, 1 league long and a half wide. Value before 1066, 44s; now 22s."

Bilbrough Early Origins



The surname Bilbrough was first found in Yorkshire, at the village of Billbrough where despite the village's long history back to the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
has a population of only 319 accordingly to the 2001 census.

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Bilbrough Spelling Variations


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Bilbrough Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bilbrough has undergone many spelling variations, including Bilbrough, Bilbrow, Bilborough, Billeburg, Bilburgh, Bilburg, Bilbery, Billbrey and many more.

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Bilbrough Early History


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Bilbrough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bilbrough research. Another 448 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1308, 1379, 1500, 1567, and 1632 are included under the topic Early Bilbrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bilbrough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bilbrough Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bilbrough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bilbrough were among those contributors:

Bilbrough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Bilbrough who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • William Bilbrough, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Bilbrough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bilbrough, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • Joseph Bilbrough landed in Pennsylvania in 1828

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bilbrough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bilbrough (post 1700)



  • Graham Robert Bilbrough (b. 1958), English singer
  • Harold Ernest Bilbrough (1867-1950), the fourth Anglican Bishop of Dover
  • Norman Bilbrough (b. 1941), New Zealand short story writer
  • Walter Bilbrough, Canadian corporate executive

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Bilbrough Historic Events


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Bilbrough Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George William Bilbrough, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Bilbrough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bilbrough 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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