The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Billsborough come from when the family resided in Bilbrough, a village near Tadcaster in the county of Yorkshire
. The place name appears in the 11th century in the Domesday Book
of 1086: "In Bilbrough, Christchurch, 8 carucates of land taxable. Land for 4 ploughs. Richard (son of Arnfastr) has there one plough; and 6 villagers and 2 smallholders with 2 ploughs. Woodland pasture in places. The whole, 1 league long and a half wide. Value before 1066, 44s; now 22s."
Early Origins of the Billsborough family
The surname Billsborough was first found in Yorkshire
, at the village of Billbrough where despite the village's long history back to the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
has a population of only 319 accordingly to the 2001 census.
Early History of the Billsborough family
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Billsborough Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Billsborough has been recorded under many different variations, including Bilbrough, Bilbrow, Bilborough, Billeburg, Bilburgh, Bilburg, Bilbery, Billbrey and many more.
Early Notables of the Billsborough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Billsborough family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Billsborough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Billsborough, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm