The name ‘Billings’ originates from England, and Germany. It is a Cognate of the name ‘Bill’, derived from a Germanic personal name, either a short form of compound names such as ‘Billard’, and ‘Billaud’, or else a byname ‘Bill(a), from the Old English word ‘bil’ meaning sword, halberd. In English it is a metonymic occupational name for a maker of pruning hooks and similar implements, from the Middle English word ‘bill’ (from the Old English ‘bil’ meaning sword, with the meaning shifted to a more peaceful agricultural application). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Billings’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of Edward III, where a ‘Agnes Billying’, from Somerset, England, is recorded. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that … Coat of arms: Gules, a cross betw. four cr…
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