Anglo-Saxon name Builder comes from when its first bearer worked as a person who worked as a builder or a stone mason. The surname is a derivative of the Old English verb byldan, and the Old English word bilden, which both mean to build.
Early Origins of the Builder family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Builder family
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Builder Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Builder include Builder, Bulder, Buildar, Bilder, Bylder and others.
Early Notables of the Builder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Builder family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Builder or a variant listed above:
Builder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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