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The ancestors of the Biggers family took their surname from a place name. The roots of this place name lie with the ancient Viking settlers. The Biggers surname comes from someone having lived in east Lanarkshire, in a place probably named from the Old Norse words "bygg," meaning "barley," and "geiri," denoting a triangular plot of land.

Biggers Early Origins



The surname Biggers was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Biggers Spelling Variations


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Biggers Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Biggers was spelled Biggar, Bigare, Bigger, Bigir, Bygar, McGivern, Bigger and many more.

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Biggers Early History


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Biggers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biggers research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1160, 1174, 1292, 1329, 1368, and 1614 are included under the topic Early Biggers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biggers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biggers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Biggers In Ireland


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Biggers In Ireland



Some of the Biggers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Biggers:

Biggers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Florence K. Biggers, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1897

Biggers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary I. Biggers, aged 24, who emigrated to Toledo, Ohio, in 1912
  • Robert Biggers, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1917
  • C. E. Biggers, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Edw. Q. Biggers, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1924
  • Mary Biggers, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1924

Biggers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • James Biggers, aged 39, who emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biggers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biggers (post 1700)



  • William G. Biggers, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 96th District, 1944-47; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944 (alternate), 1948
  • Shawn Biggers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008
  • Neal Brooks Biggers Jr. (b. 1935), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1984-
  • Harrison F. Biggers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944
  • C. W. Biggers, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1892
  • W Watts Biggers (b. 1927), American novelist and television writer
  • Jeff Biggers (b. 1963), American writer and journalist
  • Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933), American novelist and playwright
  • Dan Biggers, American television actor
  • Clyde Biggers, American college football coach
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Biggers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biggers 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 30 November 2016 at 22:31.

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