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The name Biglo belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived near hills of barley. The surname Biglo was also often derived from residence near one of the various settlements called Baguley, a name that originally means ram's woodland.

Biglo Early Origins



The surname Biglo was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Biglo Spelling Variations


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Biglo Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Biglo include Bigelow, Biggelow, Bigelowe and others.

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Biglo Early History


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Biglo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biglo research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1767, 1790, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Biglo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biglo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biglo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Biglo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Biglo were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Biglo Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Biglo, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biglo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biglo (post 1700)



  • Joel Biglo, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cumberland County, 1783-84

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Biglo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biglo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2016 at 16:12.

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