Billiter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Billiter is an 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Billiter family

The surname Billiter was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Billiter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Billiter research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1283, 1285, 1377 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Billiter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Billiter Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The 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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Billiter migration to the United States

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
  • Joseph Billiter, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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