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The history of the Billman family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Nottingham in the midlands of England. However, the family was originally descended from the Bellengers, the Knights of Facomberg in Picardy, France and the name has been corrupted from the name of the French Boulanger family, who were chevaliers (knights) of Hainaut and Flanders.

Billman Early Origins



The surname Billman was first found in Nottingham in the midlands of England where they held a family seat from very early times, and granted large estates in that shire, by William the Conqueror, their liege lord.

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Billman Spelling Variations


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Billman Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Billman family name include Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.

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Billman Early History


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Billman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Billman research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Billman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Billman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Billman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Billman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Billman In Ireland


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Billman In Ireland



Some of the Billman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Billman family to immigrate North America:

Billman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dewald Billman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Dewalt H Billman, who arrived in America in 1752
  • Inc Nichs Billman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • John Billman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

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Contemporary Notables of the name Billman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Billman (post 1700)



  • Mark Billman (1905-1933), American racecar driver killed 79 laps into the 1933 Indianapolis 500
  • Blaine Billman, award-winning American artist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Billman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Billman 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 6 March 2015 at 00:13.

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