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Biggam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The lineage of the name Biggam begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Bikome, a town in the county of Somerset.

Early Origins of the Biggam family


The surname Biggam was first found in Leicestershire where they have held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Biggam family


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Biggam 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 Biggam has undergone many spelling variations, including Bickham, Bickam, Bigham, Biggam, Bigholme, Bighone, Begholm, Beghome, Biggem and many more.

Early Notables of the Biggam family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Biggam 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 Biggam were among those contributors:

Biggam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Biggam, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767
  • William Biggam, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1774 [1]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)
  • Thomas Biggam, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1775 [1]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)

Biggam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hamilton Biggam, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1810 [1]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)

Biggam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Biggam, aged 25, a ploughman, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

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  1. ^ 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)

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