Bylle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bylle is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker of polearms or halberds and billhooks as these were common weapons in early times. The name could also be a baptismal name derived from son of William, although this latter origin is less likely.

Early Origins of the Bylle family

The surname Bylle was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bylle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bylle research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1500, 1667, 1501, 1533, 1535, 1505, 1561, 1547, 1551, 1548, 1551, 1553, 1558, 1561, 1558, 1561, 1560, 1561 and are included under the topic Early Bylle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bylle Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bylle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bylle include Bill, Bills, Billes and others.

Early Notables of the Bylle family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Bill (d. 1501), Dean of Westminster, son of John Bill of Ashwell, Hertfordshire, and brother of Thomas Bill, M.D., of the same place, and of St. Bartholomew's, London, physician to Henry VIII. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he...
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Migration of the Bylle family to Ireland

Some of the Bylle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bylle family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bylle or a variant listed above: James Bill who settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1638; and was made a freeman in that year; Thomas Bill settled in Boston in 1657. The Bills became a distinguished family of the U.S.A..

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