Builder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The 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

The surname Builder was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Builder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Builder research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Builder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Builder Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, 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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United States Builder migration to the United States +

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
  • Georg Builder, aged 43, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]

  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) on Facebook
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