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About the study
I started my Billingham one name study in 1987 and joined the Guild in 1998. I have since amassed files of information and drawn up over 100 different family trees. Although I now live in Australia, thanks to the internet and availability of electonic sources such as CDs I can easily access new information to add to my research.
I welcome any comments, questions and extra information to add to this research. As this is my first edition of this webpage, more information will follow ...
Thought to originated from the Billas tribe, and the old English word 'hame' meaning home, hence home of the Billas tribe. Some of the earliest recording of the name are found in the north east of England in County Durham, around the town of Billingham. There is mention of a knight Sir Roger de Billingham in the 14/15th century in the County.
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Historical occurrences of the name
There have been around 9000 Billingham births, since 1837 in England and Wales.
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