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The founding heritage of the Bilier family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Bilier comes from when one of the family worked as a bell-founder or a bellringer. The surname Bilier is derived from the Old English word belle, which means bell.

Bilier Early Origins



The surname Bilier 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bilier Spelling Variations


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Bilier Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bilier has been spelled many different ways, including Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.

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Bilier Early History


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Bilier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bilier research. Another 455 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1500, 1666, 1726 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Bilier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bilier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bilier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bilier 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Biliers to arrive in North America: Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Bilier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bilier 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 22 June 2016 at 13:56.

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