name Bigglan comes from the family having resided in an estate called Bigland,
in the parish of Cartmell, North Lancashire
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Biglands, a hamlet in Cumbria.
Early Origins of the Bigglan family
The surname Bigglan was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Bigglan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bigglan research.Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1509, 1559, 1647, 1650, 1672, 1716, 1620, 1704, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Bigglan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bigglan Spelling Variations
Bigglan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Bigglan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bigglan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bigglans to arrive on North American shores: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.