Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who was a bell-founder. It was originally derived for a person who was a maker of bells. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Billiter family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Billiter family
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Billiter Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Billiter has appeared include Billiter, Billeter, Belyotar, Bellegeter, Bellyetere and many more.
Early Notables of the Billiter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Billiter family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Billiter arrived in North America very early:
Billiter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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