Bintcliffe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Bintcliffe dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Bilcliff, in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire. The name of that place is derived from the Old English word bil, which originally referred to a sword or halberd.

Early Origins of the Bintcliffe family

The surname Bintcliffe was first found in Yorkshire, where one of the first records of the name was Thomas de Billeclyf who was listed there in 1308. Later, John Bilclif was listed in Yorkshire in 1617. [1]

Important Dates for the Bintcliffe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bintcliffe research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1308, 1500, 1615, 1617, 1668, 1788 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Bintcliffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bintcliffe 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 Bintcliffe have been found, including Billcliffe, Bilcliffe, Billcliff, Bilcliff, Billeclyf, Bilclif and many more.

Early Notables of the Bintcliffe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bintcliffe family

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 Bintcliffe, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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