Byggers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Byggers is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a beekeeper. The surname is derived from the Old English word beocere.
Early Origins of the Byggers family
The surname Byggers was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Byggers family
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Byggers Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Byggers has appeared include Bick, Biche, Bich, Bicker, Bickers and others.
Early Notables of the Byggers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byggers family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Byggers arrived in North America very early: Francis Bick who settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard Bick, who settled in Virginia in 1636; John Bick, who settled in Maryland in 1663; Thomas Bick, who settled in Nevis in 1663.
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