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Bleecker Early Origins



The surname Bleecker was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when Robert Bleacher held estates.

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Bleecker Spelling Variations


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Bleecker Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bleecker has been recorded under many different variations, including Bleacher, Bleecher, Bleecker, Bleaker and others.

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Bleecker Early History


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Bleecker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bleecker research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Bleecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bleecker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bleecker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bleecker 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bleecker or a variant listed above:

Bleecker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Janse Bleecker, who landed in New York in 1658
  • Jan Jansen Bleecker, who landed in America in 1658

Bleecker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sebastena Cornelia Bleecker, who arrived in New York in 1847

Bleecker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Bleecker U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Richard Bleecker U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bleecker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bleecker (post 1700)



  • Julian Bleecker, American Research Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication, and an Assistant Professor in the Interactive Media Division, at the University of Southern California
  • Ann Eliza Bleecker (1752-1783), American writer, poet
  • Harmanus Bleecker (1779-1849), United States Representative from New York
  • Anthony Bleecker (1770-1827), American lawyer and poet

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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Bleecker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bleecker 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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