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The surname Billger 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bilger, Billger, Bilgerer, Bilguer, Billquer and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Billger research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1794, and 1796 are included under the topic Early Billger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Billger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Ludwig Bilger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751. Nicholas Bilger came to Philadelphia in 1855.

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  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The Billger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Billger 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.

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