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Bigbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bigbie family

The surname Bigbie was first found in Suffolk and Nottingham where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bigbie family

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Bigbie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bigbie have been found, including Bigsby, Bixby, Bigby, Bigbury, Bigsbury and many more.

Early Notables of the Bigbie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bigbie family to the New World and Oceana

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bigbie, or a variant listed above: 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 Bigbie (post 1700)

  • Larry Robert Bigbie (1977-2001), American former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder who played from 2001 through 2006

The Bigbie 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.

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