Bigglen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestry of the name Bigglen dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in an estate called Bigland, in the parish of Cartmell, North Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Bigglen family
The surname Bigglen was first found in Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall "from the time of the Conquest." 
Now known as Biglands, with Gamblesby, this township, is in the parish of Aikton, union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of Cumberland.  Bigland Hall survives today as a country house with the latest rendition built in the 16th century.
Early History of the Bigglen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bigglen research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1509, 1559, 1647, 1650, 1672, 1716, 1620, 1704, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Bigglen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bigglen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bigglen have been found, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Bigglen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bigglen family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bigglen, or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.