The name Billers is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a bell-founder
or a bellringer.
The surname Billers is derived from the Old English word belle,
which means bell.
Early Origins of the Billers family
The surname Billers 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 Billers family
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Billers Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Billers include Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Billers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Billers family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.