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The name Bygland has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in an estate called Bigland, in the parish of Cartmell, North Lancashire. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Biglands, a hamlet in Cumbria.

Bygland Early Origins



The surname Bygland was first found in Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.

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Bygland Spelling Variations


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Bygland Spelling Variations



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 Bygland have been found, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.

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Bygland Early History


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Bygland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bygland research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1509, 1559, 1647, 1650, 1672, 1716, 1620, 1704, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Bygland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bygland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bygland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bygland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Bygland, or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.

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Citations



    Other References

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    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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 Bygland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bygland 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 26 November 2013 at 16:23.

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