Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their 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 Bisfam family
Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bisfam family
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Bisfam Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bisfam include Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Bisfam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bisfam family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bisfam were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.
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