The name Billere comes from one of the family having worked as a bell-founder
or a bellringer.
The surname Billere is derived from the Old English word belle,
which means bell.
Early Origins of the Billere family
The surname Billere 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 Billere family
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Billere Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Billere have been found, including: Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Billere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Billere family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Billere, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.