The name Byller is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a bell-founder
or a bellringer.
The surname Byller is derived from the Old English word belle,
which means bell.
Early Origins of the Byller family
The surname Byller 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 Byller family
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Byller 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 Byller 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 Byller include Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Byller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byller family to the New World and Oceana
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 Byller or a variant listed above: Martin Biller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.