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Biggin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Biggin family


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.

Early History of the Biggin family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Biggin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Biggin family to the New World and Oceana


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

Contemporary Notables of the name Biggin (post 1700)


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

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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

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