The name Biglint is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived 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 Biglint family
The surname Biglint was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Biglint family
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Biglint Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Biglint were recorded, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Biglint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglint family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Biglint family emigrate to North America: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.