The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Byglend come from when the family resided 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 Byglend family
The surname Byglend was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Byglend family
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Byglend Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Byglend has been recorded under many different variations, including Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Byglend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byglend family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Byglend or a variant listed above: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.