The ancient name of Byler finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a bell-founder
or a bellringer.
The surname Byler is derived from the Old English word belle,
which means bell.
Early Origins of the Byler family
The surname Byler was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. The parish of Kirby Bellars in Leicestershire
takes its name from the foundation of a college there in 1359 during the reign of Edward II. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Byler family
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Byler Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Byler family name include Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Byler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byler family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Byler surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.
Contemporary Notables of the name Byler (post 1700)
- Eric Byler (b. 1972), American award winning film director, screenwriter and political activist