Bipsham is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near the village of Bispham, which lies three miles from Poulton in the Fylde district of the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Bipsham family
The surname Bipsham was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bipsham family
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Bipsham Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bipsham family name include Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Bipsham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bipsham family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bipsham surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.