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The many generations and branches of the Biller family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a bell-founder or a bellringer. The surname Biller is derived from the Old English word belle, which means bell.

Biller Early Origins



The surname Biller 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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Biller Spelling Variations


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Biller Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Biller were recorded, including Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.

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Biller Early History


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Biller Early History



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

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Biller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biller Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Biller family emigrate to North America:

Biller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Phillip Cabal Biller, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Christoph Fried Biller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Georg Adam Biller, who arrived in America in 1778

Biller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fco Biller, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Marino Biller, aged 16, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Augustin Biller, aged 55, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Louis Biller, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • George Biller, who arrived in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biller (post 1700)



  • olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58804">John Arthur Biller (1879-1960), American sliver and bronze Olympic medalist for high jump and long jump at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Kenneth Biller, American television producer, television writer and television director
  • Henry Biller, American author and professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island
  • Georg Christoph Biller (b. 1955), German choral conductor, conducting the Thomanerchor since 1992
  • Maxim Biller (b. 1960), German writer
  • Stefanie Biller (b. 1985), long-distance swimmer from Germany

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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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Biller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biller 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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