The ancestors of the bearers of the Bigglyn family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found 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 Bigglyn family
The surname Bigglyn was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Bigglyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bigglyn 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 Bigglyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bigglyn Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bigglyn include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Bigglyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bigglyn family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bigglyn or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.