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The ancient history of the Biglen name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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.

Biglen Early Origins



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

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Biglen Spelling Variations


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Biglen Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Biglen include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.

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Biglen Early History


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Biglen Early History



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

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Biglen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biglen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Biglen or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.

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Citations



    Other References

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    The Biglen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biglen 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 26 November 2013 at 16:23.

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