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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Biscomb surname lived in or near the village of Bispham, which lies three miles from Poulton in the Fylde district of the county of Lancashire.

Biscomb Early Origins



The surname Biscomb was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Biscomb Spelling Variations


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Biscomb 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 Biscomb 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 Biscomb include: Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.

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Biscomb Early History


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Biscomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biscomb research. Another 487 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1288, 1332, 1365, 1500, 1670 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Biscomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biscomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biscomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Biscomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Biscomb or a variant listed above:

Biscomb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768

Biscomb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Biscomb, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. 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).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Biscomb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biscomb 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 3 June 2014 at 16:17.

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