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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, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  • Sarah Biggin, aged 15, a nursemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  • Jane Biggin, aged 16, a nursemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  • Dinah Biggin, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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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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