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The name Bixler is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the town of Bickley in the county of Devon. This place-name is derived from the Anglo Saxon personal name Bicca meaning pickaxe, and the Old English word leigh, meaning wooded area.

Bixler Early Origins



The surname Bixler was first found in Devon, where they had been from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bixler Spelling Variations


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Bixler Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bixler family name include Bickley, Bickle, Bickler, Bickleigh, Bigley, Bigly, Biglay and many more.

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Bixler Early History


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Bixler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bixler research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1661, 1754, 1415, 1426, 1529, 1518, 1596, 1569, 1585, 1586, 1596, 1582, 1670, 1623, 1681, 1644, 1687, 1667 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Bixler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bixler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bixler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include John Bickley, Member of the Parliament for Huntingdon in 1415 and 1426; John Bickley, Member of the Parliament for Stafford in 1529; Thomas Bickley (1518-1596) was an English churchman, a Marian exile...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bixler Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bixler surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Bixler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fred Bixler, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • Mrs. David Bixler, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • William Bixler, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Mrs. D. Bixler, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Bixler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • D.H. Bixler, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Grace Simon Bixler, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Henry Bixler, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Estancia, in 1906
  • James W. Bixler, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Julius S. Bixler, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bixler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bixler (post 1700)



  • Julius Seelye Bixler (1894-1942), President of Colby College, Maine (1942 to 1960)
  • Russell Bixler (1927-2000), American founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Television, Inc
  • Dallas Denver Bixler (1910-1990), American gymnast, Olympic champion at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Denny J. Bixler (1940-1981), American politician, former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Harris Jacob Bixler (1870-1941), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Paul O. Bixler (1907-1985), American college football player, coach, and administrator
  • Brian Joseph Bixler (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball player
  • Dustin Bixler (b. 1982), American soccer player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. 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.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Bixler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bixler 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 13 April 2016 at 07:43.

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