The name Bispman is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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 Bispman family
The surname Bispman was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bispman family
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Bispman Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bispman has been spelled many different ways, including Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Bispman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bispman family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bispmans to arrive in North America: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.