Byglent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Byglent is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Byglent family once lived in an estate called Bigland, in the parish of Cartmell, North Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Byglent family
The surname Byglent was first found in Lancashire, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall "from the time of the Conquest." 
Now known as Biglands, with Gamblesby, this township, is in the parish of Aikton, union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of Cumberland.  Bigland Hall survives today as a country house with the latest rendition built in the 16th century.
Early History of the Byglent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byglent research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1509, 1559, 1647, 1650, 1672, 1716, 1620, 1704, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Byglent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Byglent Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Byglent family name include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Byglent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byglent family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Byglent surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.