Early Origins of the Bigbee family
The surname Bigbee was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bigbee family
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Bigbee Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bigbee include Bigsby, Bixby, Bigby, Bigbury, Bigsbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Bigbee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bigbee family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Joseph Bixby who settled in Massachusetts in 1620; Robert Bigsby settled in Virginia in 1731; Thomas Bigby settled in Tobago in the West Indies in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bigbee (post 1700)
- Lyle Randolph "Al" Bigbee (1893-1942), American Major League Baseball outfielder and pitcher who played in the 1920s, brother of Carson Bigbee
- Carson Lee "Skeeter" Bigbee (1895-1964), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1916 to 1926 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
- John F. Bigbee, American politician, Delegate to New Mexico State Constitutional Convention, 1969 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Bigbee Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ad astra
Motto Translation: To the stars.