The name Biglant first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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 Biglant family
The surname Biglant was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Biglant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biglant 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 Biglant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Biglant Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Biglant has appeared include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Biglant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglant family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Biglant arrived in North America very early: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.