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Where did the English Biggs family come from? What is the English Biggs family crest and coat of arms? When did the Biggs family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Biggs family history?The name Biggs is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a large, stout, or strong man. The name is Old Norse in origin, and stems from the Old English root bigge.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Biggs, Bigg, Big, Bigge, Byggs, Bygges, Bigges and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biggs research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1917, 1606, 1659 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Biggs History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Biggs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Biggs or a variant listed above:
Biggs Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Biggs Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Biggs Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Biggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biggs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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