× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2018


Billingslea Early Origins



The surname Billingslea was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Close

Billingslea Early History


Expand

Billingslea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Billingslea research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Billingslea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Billingslea Spelling Variations


Expand

Billingslea Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Billingslea family name include Billingsley, Billingsly, Byllingsley and others.

Close

Billingslea Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Billingslea Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Billingslea surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas and William Billingsley who settled in Virginia in 1650; Bold Billingsley settled in Barbados in 1690; Francis Billingsley settled in Virginia in 1735.

Close

Billingslea Family Crest Products


Expand

Billingslea Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also



Sign Up

  


BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest