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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.

Biglow Early Origins



The surname Biglow 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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Biglow Spelling Variations


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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.

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Biglow Early History


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Biglow Early History



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

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Biglow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biglow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biglow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biglow (post 1700)



  • Robert K. Biglow, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Litchfield, 1912
  • 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
  • Charles W. Biglow, American politician, Warden (borough president) of Litchfield, Connecticut, 1927

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Biglow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biglow 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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