Biggers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Biggers family

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.

Important Dates for the Biggers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biggers research. Another 160 words (11 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Biggers family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Biggers family to Ireland

Some of the Biggers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Biggers migration to the United States

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 immigrated to the United States from London, in 1897
Biggers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary I. Biggers, aged 24, who immigrated to Toledo, Ohio, in 1912
  • Robert Biggers, aged 25, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1924

Biggers migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biggers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • James Biggers, aged 39, who immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1924

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 [1]
  • Shawn Biggers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008 [1]
  • 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 [1]
  • 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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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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