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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.

Biggam Early Origins



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.

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Biggam Spelling Variations


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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.

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Biggam Early History


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Biggam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biggam research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1350 is included under the topic Early Biggam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biggam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biggam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Biggam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767
  • William Biggam, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1774
  • Thomas Biggam, aged 40, landed in New York, NY in 1775

Biggam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hamilton Biggam, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1810

Biggam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Biggam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biggam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 July 2014 at 13:55.

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