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The rich and ancient history of the Bittle family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the Old English personal name Bita. Alternatively, the name could have been "derived from an official title, 'the beadle,' one who executed processes or attended proclamations." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Bittle Early Origins



The surname Bittle was first found in Somerset, where John le Bedal, was recorded 1 Edward III (during the first year of the reign of Edward III) in Kirby's Quest. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Geoffrey le Bedel in Kent, Martin le Bedel in Norfolk and Walter Bidellus in Lincolnshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Bittle Spelling Variations


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Bittle 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 Bittle have been found, including Biddle, Biddell, Biddelle and others.

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Bittle Early History


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Bittle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bittle research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1615, 1652, 1615, 1662, 1750, 1778, 1738, 1779, 1774, 1775, 1786, 1844, 1745 and 1821 are included under the topic Early Bittle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bittle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bittle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Henry Biddulph of Biddulph; John Biddle or Bidle (1615-1662), born at Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire, an influential English nontrinitarian, and Unitarian, often called "the Father of English Unitarianism"; Nicholas Biddle (1750-1778), one of the first five captains of...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bittle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bittle In Ireland


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Bittle In Ireland



Some of the Bittle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 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



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. Among the first immigrants of the name Bittle, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Bittle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fra Bittle, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Bittle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bittle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Bittle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Bittle, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Emily Bittle, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Albert Bittle, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bittle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bittle (post 1700)



  • R. Harry Bittle (b. 1938), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1969-1982)
  • Ryan James Bittle (b. 1976), American television actor, known for his roles in All My Children (2013), Sweet Valley High (1994) and Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

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Bittle Historic Events


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Bittle Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Sammy Dale Bittle (b. 1966), American Specialist 4th Class from Cheraw, South Carolina, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Bittle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bittle 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.

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