Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived near hills of barley. The surname Biglow was also often derived from residence near one of the various settlements called Baguley, a name that originally means ram's woodland.
Early Origins of the Biglow family
Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Biglow family
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Biglow Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Biglow have been found, including Bigelow, Biggelow, Bigelowe and others.
Early Notables of the Biglow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biglow family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Biglow, or a variant listed above:
Biglow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Biglow (post 1700)
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