The name Bylyne is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Bilney
. The name literally means the dweller by the stream.
Early Origins of the Bylyne family
The surname Bylyne was first found in Norfolk
at East Bilney, a parish, in the union of Mitford and Launditch, hundred
of Launditch. The place name literally means "island near a ridge," or "island of a man called Bil(l)a," from the Old English word "bile," or the Old English personal name
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
West Bilney dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Bilenei CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and East Bilney dates back to 1254 when it was first listed a Billney. "Thomas Bilney (c.
1495-1531), a learned divine, who was burnt at Norwich, in the year 1531, for preaching against popery, is said to have been born here." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bylyne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bylyne research.Another 533 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1216, 1202, 1273, 1288, 1327, 1500, 1627, 1495 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Bylyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bylyne Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bylyne has been spelled many different ways, including Bilney, Bilnie, Bylyne, Bilneye, Bilnye, Bilnay and others.
Early Notables of the Bylyne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bylyne family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bylynes to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.