Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Biglent family
Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Biglent family
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Biglent Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Biglent have been found, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Biglent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglent family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Biglents to arrive on North American shores: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.
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