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The Anglo-Saxon name Bigland 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.

Bigland Early Origins



The surname Bigland was first found in Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.

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Bigland Spelling Variations


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Bigland 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 Bigland include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.

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Bigland Early History


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Bigland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bigland 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 Bigland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bigland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bigland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bigland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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:

Bigland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bigland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bigland (post 1700)



  • John Bigland (1750-1832), English schoolmaster and a prolific author and historian
  • Alfred Bigland (1855-1936), English industrialist and politician, Member of Parliament for Birkenhead (1910-918) and for Birkenhead East (1918-1922)
  • Ralph Bigland (1712-1784), English cheese maker, and herald, who was made Garter Principal King of Arms in 1780
  • Matt Bigland (b. 1985), Scottish singer and guitarist

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Bigland Historic Events


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Bigland Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Lieut Joseph Stanley Bigland (1892-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Bigland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bigland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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