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.
Early Origins of the Biscomb family
The surname Biscomb was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Biscomb family
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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.
Early Notables of the Biscomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biscomb 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 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)