Show ContentsBiglow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Biglow has a long 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

The surname Biglow was first found in 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

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United States Biglow migration to the United States +

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
  • John Biglow, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Biglow (post 1700) +

  • Robert K. Biglow, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Litchfield, 1912 [2]
  • Lucius Horatio Biglow Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify 21st amendment 20th District, 1933; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Old Lyme; Elected 1948 [2]
  • Charles W. Biglow, American politician, Warden (borough president) of Litchfield, Connecticut, 1927

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook