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The name Bispham first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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.

Bispham Early Origins



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

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Bispham Spelling Variations


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Bispham 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 Bispham has appeared include Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.

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Bispham Early History


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Bispham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bispham 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 Bispham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bispham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bispham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bispham 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



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 Bispham arrived in North America very early: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bispham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bispham (post 1700)



  • David Bispham, American baritone opera singer

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Bispham Historic Events


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Bispham Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Leslie W Bispham (b. 1918), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Cosham, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Bispham Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Bispham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bispham 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.

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