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The name Bilsborrow has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived 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.

Bilsborrow Early Origins



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

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Bilsborrow Spelling Variations


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Bilsborrow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bilsborrow have been found, including Bilsborough, Billysborow, Billysboroo, Bilsborrow, Billisborowe, Bilsborowe and many more.

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Bilsborrow Early History


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Bilsborrow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bilsborrow research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1542, 1593, 1602, and 1642 are included under the topic Early Bilsborrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bilsborrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bilsborrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bilsborrow, or a variant listed above: William Bilsbrough who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1653.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bilsborrow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bilsborrow (post 1700)



  • James Romanus Bilsborrow O.S.B. (1862-1931), English Roman Catholic prelate and Benedictine priest, Bishop of Port-Louis (1910-1916), Archbishop of Cardiff (1916-1920)
  • Rt Rev John Bilsborrow, English clergyman, Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Salford, from 1892 to 1903

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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Bilsborrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bilsborrow 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 9 June 2015 at 09:02.

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