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Biggin is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Bikome, a town in the county of Somerset.

Biggin Early Origins



The surname Biggin 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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Biggin Spelling Variations


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Biggin Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Biggin has been recorded under many different variations, including Bickham, Bickam, Bigham, Biggam, Bigholme, Bighone, Begholm, Beghome, Biggem and many more.

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Biggin Early History


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Biggin Early History



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

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Biggin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biggin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Biggin Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biggin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Biggin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

Biggin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Biggin, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • Sarah Biggin, aged 15, a nursemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • Jane Biggin, aged 16, a nursemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • Dinah Biggin, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biggin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biggin (post 1700)



  • Dan Biggin (b. 1980), known as Danny B, Chilean musician

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Biggin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Biggin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biggin 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 November 2015 at 10:54.

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