. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Biglands, a hamlet in Cumbria.
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biglane research.Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1509, 1559, 1647, 1650, 1672, 1716, 1620, 1704, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Biglane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Biglane are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Biglane include: Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Biglane or a variant listed above:
Biglane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Biglane, who landed in Mississippi in 1859 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Biglane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Celia Biglane, aged 22, who settled in America from Templeboy, in 1900
- Mary Biglane, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Skrun, Ireland, in 1908