Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in one of several places named Bickerton. Bickerton is the name of various townships in the parish of Malpas in Cheshire in the parish of Rothburg in Northumberland, and in the parish of Bilton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The toponym Bickerton is derived from the Old English beocere, which means bee-keeper, and tun, which originally denoted a fence or enclosure. However this came to mean enclosure round a house, homestead, village or town at an early date. Thus the name can be understood to mean village of the bee-keeper.
Early Origins of the Biggerstolm family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Biggerstolm family
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Biggerstolm Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Biggerstolm family name include Bickerton, Bickertown, Beckertoun, Bikerton, Bikarton and many more.
Early Notables of the Biggerstolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biggerstolm family to Ireland
Some of the Biggerstolm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Biggerstolm family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Biggerstolm surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Joan Bickerton who settled in Barbados in 1675; George Bickerton settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; John in Philadelphia in 1773; Thomas settled in New England in 1753..
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