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The name Biggins is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Bikome, a town in the county of Somerset.

Biggins Early Origins



The surname Biggins 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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Biggins Spelling Variations


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Biggins Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Biggins family name include Bickham, Bickam, Bigham, Biggam, Bigholme, Bighone, Begholm, Beghome, Biggem and many more.

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Biggins Early History


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Biggins Early History



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

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Biggins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biggins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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 Biggins surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Biggins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Biggins, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Patrick Biggins, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biggins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biggins (post 1700)



  • James G. Biggins Jr., American politician, Mayor of Arvada, Colorado, 1936-40
  • J. Veronica Biggins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996
  • Bob Biggins (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1993-2011)
  • Michael Biggins, born Michael Bigansky, an American film actor, writer, director, and television show host
  • Brian Biggins (1940-2006), former English football goalkeeper who played from 1958 to 1962
  • Steven James Biggins (b. 1954), English former footballer
  • Wayne Biggins (b. 1961), English former professional footballer
  • Christopher Kenneth Biggins (b. 1948), English actor and television presenter
  • Jonathan Biggins (b. 1960), Australian actor, singer, writer, and comedian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Biggins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biggins 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 17 March 2016 at 16:10.

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