Anglo-Saxon name Bigglent comes from when the family 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 Bigglent family
Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Bigglent family
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Bigglent Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bigglent has been recorded under many different variations, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Bigglent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bigglent family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bigglent or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.
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