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The Anglo-Saxon 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.

Bigglan Early Origins



The surname Bigglan was first found in Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.

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Bigglan Spelling Variations


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Bigglan Spelling Variations



Bigglan has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.

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Bigglan Early History


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Bigglan Early History



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.

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Bigglan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bigglan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bigglan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Bigglan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bigglan 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 26 November 2013 at 16:23.

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