The Bichan name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Cambridgeshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Bichan family
The surname Bichan was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bichan family
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Bichan Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bichan has undergone many spelling variations
, including Beckman, Bickman, Bicman, Bickeman, Bikman, Bykman and many more.
Early Notables of the Bichan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bichan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bichan were among those contributors: John Bickman who sailed to Baltimore in 1832.