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The name Billing is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in or near the parish of Billing, which was located in the diocese of Liverpool. The name of that place is derived from the Old English word bil, meaning sword or halberd, and later came to indicate a pruning hook used in harvesting fruit.

Billing Early Origins



The surname Billing was first found in Lancashire at Chapel-End Billinge, a township and chapelry, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby. "Billinge anciently gave name to a family the chief line of which terminated about the reign of Edward I., in a female heir, who married into the Heyton family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Billing Spelling Variations


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Billing 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 Billing were recorded, including Billings, Billins, Billinge, Billing, Biling and others.

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Billing Early History


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Billing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Billing research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1600, 1687, 1680, 1687, 1758, 1806, 1746 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Billing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Billing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Billing Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Edward Byllynge (died 1687), British colonial administrator and Governor of West New Jersey from 1680 to 1687; Thomas Billings...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Billing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Billing family emigrate to North America:

Billing Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Billing, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1649
  • Elizabeth Billing, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • John Billing, aged 18, arrived in Maryland in 1684

Billing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Billing, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Michel Billing, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Siegfried Billing, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Siegfried Billing, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Abraham Billing, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Billing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Billing, age 32, landed in New York City in 1820
  • Christina Billing, aged 29, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Samuel Billing, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Wilhelm Billing, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Fr Billing, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Billing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Billing, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Thomas Billing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Joseph Billing, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington"
  • Amelia H. Billing, aged 39, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • John Billing, aged 34, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Billing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Billing landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • Ellen Billing arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surge" in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Billing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Billing (post 1700)



  • Peter Graham Billing (b. 1964), English former footballer
  • Noel Pemberton Billing (1881-1948), English aviator, inventor, publisher, and Member of Parliament
  • Johanna Billing (b. 1973), Swedish conceptual artist
  • Amanda Billing (b. 1976), New Zealand actress, best known for her role as Doctor Sarah Potts on the soap opera Shortland Street
  • Roy Billing, New Zealand television actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Billing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Billing 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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