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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




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Bispham Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 June 2014 at 16:17.

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