The Billet Surname Project
Various BILLET & BILLETT's live in France,UK,Australia, US & Germany. Earlier Belet's found in UK. Spelling variation Bÿllet in Swiss records. Not a common name, but today there are about 3,000 Billet's in France, 500 in UK, 100 in Germany and nearly 1,000 in the US. Klaus Billet of Karlsruhe, Baden has researched 3 German lines (Lahr, Karlsruhe, Oberkirch). Two of the German Billet lines have been traced back to Wimmis, Canton Bern, Switzerland in 1599. Some Billets lived in Poland prior to WW 2 and some may remain. Jewish Billets from eastern Europe (Galicia) emigrated to America primarily between 1900 and 1923 per Ellis Is., NY records. Kraft BILLET came to PA in 1751 and settled in York Co. He left numerous descendants,who lived in York, Lancaster and Dauphin Counties of PA. A Michael Billet emigrated to York Co., Pa in the 1830's. From 1851-1868, five brothers named Joseph, Leopold, Christian Carl, Rudolph and Xaver Billet) emigrated from Oberkirch, Baden to New Orleans. In 1851 Johann Friedrich Billet of Karlsruhe came to Baltimore & may have lived in NY. The relationship of UK Bilett's to those in America not established, if any.
Other surnames in Project
BÃ¿llet, Belet, Billet, Billeth, Billett, Billette, Bÿllet
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