The present generation of the Byglynd family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from 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 Byglynd family
The surname Byglynd was first found in Lancashire
, where they were a very ancient family seated at Bigland Hall.
Early History of the Byglynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byglynd 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 Byglynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Byglynd Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Byglynd include Bigland, Biglin, Biglen, Biglon, Biglande, Byglande and many more.
Early Notables of the Byglynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byglynd family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Byglynd were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Patrick Bigland, who arrived in New York in 1824.