The surname Bilger was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Bilger family
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Bilger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bilger, Billger, Bilgerer, Bilguer, Billquer and others.
Early Notables of the Bilger family (pre 1700)
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Bilger migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bilger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Johan Ludwig Bilger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
Johan Ludwig Bilger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
Bilger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Conr Bilger, aged 22, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 
Alvier Bilger, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 
Nicola Bilger, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1854 
Nicholas Bilger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1855
Joseph Bilger, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1880 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bilger (post 1700)
Grace Olive Reeve- Bilger (1907-2000), American painter
Leonora Bilger (1893-1975), American chemist who studied nitrogenous compounds, awarded the Garvan-Olin Medal (1953)
Donald Earl Bilger (b. 1920), American lawyer, co-founder of the firm Bilger & Blair (1970), awarded the Purple Heart
Audrey Bilger, American Vice President and Dean of Pomona College, former Associate Professor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College, California
Pierre Bilger (b. 1941), French Executive, one-time Chairman and chief executive officer of ALSTOM engineering
^ 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)
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