Biglane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Biglane surname lived in an estate called Bigland, in the parish of Cartmell, North Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Biglane family

The surname Biglane was first found in Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall "from the time of the Conquest." [1]

Now known as Biglands, with Gamblesby, this township, is in the parish of Aikton, union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of Cumberland. [2] Bigland Hall survives today as a country house with the latest rendition built in the 16th century.

Important Dates for the Biglane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biglane research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1509, 1559, 1647, 1650, 1672, 1716, 1620, 1704, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Biglane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Early Notables of the Biglane family (pre 1700)

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

Biglane migration to the United States

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 Biglane or a variant listed above:

Biglane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Biglane, who landed in Mississippi in 1859 [3]
Biglane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Celia Biglane, aged 22, who settled in America from Templeboy, in 1900
  • Mary Biglane, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Skrun, Ireland, in 1908

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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