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.
Early Origins of the Biglen family
Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Biglen family
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Biglen Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Biglen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglen family to the New World and Oceana
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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