The Bilers family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a bell-founder
or a bellringer.
The surname Bilers is derived from the Old English word belle,
which means bell.
Early Origins of the Bilers family
The surname Bilers 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 Bilers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bilers research.Another 455 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1500, 1666, 1726 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Bilers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bilers Spelling Variations
Bilers has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bilers have been found, including Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Bilers family (pre 1700)
Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bilers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bilers family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bilerss to arrive on North American shores: Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.