Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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 Bylder family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bylder family
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Bylder 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 Bylder has appeared include Builder, Bulder, Buildar, Bilder, Bylder and others.
Early Notables of the Bylder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bylder family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bylder arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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