Show ContentsBilsborough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Bilsborough date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Bilsborough family

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

Early History of the Bilsborough family

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Bilsborough Spelling Variations

Bilsborough has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bilsborough have been found, including Bilsborough, Billysborow, Billysboroo, Bilsborrow, Billisborowe, Bilsborowe and many more.

Early Notables of the Bilsborough family (pre 1700)

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Australia Bilsborough migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bilsborough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Bilsborough, (Billsborough, Bilsbury), (b. 1815), aged 19, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years for robbery, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 27th September 1834, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1893 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bilsborough (post 1700) +

  • Michael Bilsborough (b. 1979), American artist

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook