The ancient roots of the Biscown family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Biscown comes from when the 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 Biscown family
The surname Biscown was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Biscown family
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Biscown Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Biscown has appeared include Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Biscown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biscown family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Biscown arrived in North America very early: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.