In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Biglande surname 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 Biglande family
The surname Biglande was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Biglande family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biglande 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 Biglande History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Biglande Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Biglande are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Biglande include: Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Biglande family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglande family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Biglande or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.