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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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