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Biggers Surname History



The roots of the Biggers surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Biggers surname comes from someone having lived in east Lanarkshire, in a place probably named from the Old Norse words "bygg," meaning "barley," and "geiri," denoting a triangular plot of land.


Early Origins of the Biggers family


The surname Biggers was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Biggers family


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Biggers Spelling Variations


Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Biggers has been spelled Biggar, Bigare, Bigger, Bigir, Bygar, McGivern, Bigger and many more.

Early Notables of the Biggers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Biggers family to Ireland


Some of the Biggers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Biggers family to the New World and Oceana


Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Biggers to North America:

Biggers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Florence K. Biggers, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1897

Biggers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary I. Biggers, aged 24, who emigrated to Toledo, Ohio, in 1912
  • Robert Biggers, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1917
  • C. E. Biggers, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Edw. Q. Biggers, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1924
  • Mary Biggers, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1924

Biggers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • James Biggers, aged 39, who emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Biggers (post 1700)


  • William G. Biggers, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 96th District, 1944-47; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944 (alternate), 1948 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Shawn Biggers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Neal Brooks Biggers Jr. (b. 1935), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1984-
  • Harrison F. Biggers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. W. Biggers, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1892
  • W Watts Biggers (b. 1927), American novelist and television writer
  • Jeff Biggers (b. 1963), American writer and journalist
  • Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933), American novelist and playwright
  • Dan Biggers, American television actor
  • Clyde Biggers, American college football coach
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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