Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived 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 Biglan family
Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Biglan family
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Biglan Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Biglan include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Biglan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglan family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Biglan were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.
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