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The Billiard name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Somerset. As a local name, it was derived from the local at the hill-garth. The name could also have been an occupational name for a hellier who was a roofer, tiler or thatcher.

Billiard Early Origins



The surname Billiard was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Billiard Spelling Variations


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Billiard Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Billiard has undergone many spelling variations, including Hilliard, Hildyard, Hillard, Hildheard and others.

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Billiard Early History


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Billiard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Billiard research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1485, 1537, 1602, 1612, 1619, 1640, 1660, 1670, 1685, 1716, 1729, 1743, 1781, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Billiard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Billiard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Billiard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Christopher Hildyard (d. 1602), whose tomb is in Church of St. German in Winestead, as well as a Hildyard, Sheriff of...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Billiard 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 the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Billiard were among those contributors:

Billiard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Billiard, who arrived in Virginia in 1623

Billiard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ramon Del Billiard, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Francisco Billiard, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1848

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Billiard Historic Events


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Billiard Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Austin Blyler Van Billiard (d. 1912), aged 35, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Master James William Van Billiard (d. 1912), aged 10, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Master Walter John Van Billiard (d. 1912), aged 9, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Billiard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Billiard 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 14 February 2014 at 10:15.

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