Biglind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient history of the Biglind 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.
Early Origins of the Biglind family
The surname Biglind was first found in Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall "from the time of the Conquest." 
Now known as Biglands, with Gamblesby, this township, is in the parish of Aikton, union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of Cumberland.  Bigland Hall survives today as a country house with the latest rendition built in the 16th century.
Early History of the Biglind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biglind 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 Biglind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Biglind 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 Biglind include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Biglind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglind family
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 Biglind or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.