Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Byglant is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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.
Early Origins of the Byglant family
The surname Byglant was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Byglant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byglant 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 Byglant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Byglant 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. Byglant has been spelled many different ways, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Byglant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byglant 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 Byglants to arrive in North America: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.