culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as a builder or a stone mason. The surname is a derivative of the Old English verb
from ancient times.
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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bilder family name include Builder, Bulder, Buildar, Bilder, Bylder and others.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bilder surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Bilder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Martin Bilder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Bilder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Valentin Bilder, who settled in North America in 1868
- Katherine Bilder, who settled in New York in 1886
- Christian Bilder, who arrived in New York, NY in 1886
- Martin Bilder, who arrived in New York in 1886