The history of the name Bilere dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a bell-founder
or a bellringer.
The surname Bilere is derived from the Old English word belle,
which means bell.
Early Origins of the Bilere family
The surname Bilere was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. The parish of Kirby Bellars in Leicestershire
takes its name from the foundation of a college there in 1359 during the reign of Edward II. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bilere family
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Bilere 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 Bilere has undergone many spelling variations
, including Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Bilere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bilere family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bilere were among those contributors: Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.