Bigglend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Bigglend surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in an estate called Bigland, in the parish of Cartmell, North Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Bigglend family
The surname Bigglend 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 Bigglend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bigglend 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 Bigglend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bigglend Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bigglend include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Bigglend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bigglend family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.
- Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.