culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a
from ancient times. The parish of Kirby Bellars in
takes its name from the foundation of a college there in 1359 during the reign of Edward II.
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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.
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.