tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in an estate called
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Biglands, a hamlet in Cumbria.
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
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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.
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.