The ancestors of the name Biscolm date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Biscolm family 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 Biscolm family
The surname Biscolm was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Biscolm family
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Biscolm Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Biscolm are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Biscolm include: Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Biscolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biscolm family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Biscolm or a variant listed above: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.