Show ContentsBiglin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Biglin begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in an estate called Bigland, in the parish of Cartmell, North Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Biglin family

The surname Biglin 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.

Early History of the Biglin family

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

Biglin Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Biglin has undergone many spelling variations, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.

Early Notables of the Biglin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Biglin family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Biglin were among those contributors: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.

Contemporary Notables of the name Biglin (post 1700) +

  • John A. Biglin, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930 [3]
  • Bernard Biglin, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 18th District, 1873-74; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884; [3]

  1. Lower, 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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook