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The ancient name of Bilder finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon 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 byldan, and the Old English word bilden, which both mean to build.

Bilder Early Origins



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

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Bilder Spelling Variations


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Bilder Spelling Variations



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.

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Bilder Early History


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Bilder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bilder research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bilder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bilder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bilder Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bilder 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



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

Bilder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentin Bilder, who came to 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Bilder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bilder 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 8 December 2014 at 16:06.

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