I'm trying to track a branch of my English family that may have gone to Ireland as early as the 1640's. The spelling of the name is Bitchenor, but it can be spelled as bichiner, bichiner, bitchiner and sometimes beechiner etc.
I found Bitchenors in County Cork William James Beechiner was born at Buttevant, Cork in 1867 and a Francis Bitchener married Ann Peterson in the Diocese of Cork in 1834.
I'm wondering how I find more detail on the County Cork Bitchenors and also if the name shows up in any other counties of Ireland. I'd be interested to see how far back the name goes back in Ireland.
Thanks in advance for any help on this.