The ancestry of the name Bissphan dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It 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 Bissphan family
The surname Bissphan was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bissphan family
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Bissphan Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bissphan have been found, including Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Bissphan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bissphan family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bissphan, or a variant listed above: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.