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BIGGES, Thomas

BIGGES, Thomas

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  • Name BIGGES, Thomas 
    Born 1535  Benenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jun 1581 
    Buried Jul 1581 
    WAC 2 Nov 1932  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I23173  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2019 

    Father BIGGE, Robert ,   b. 5 Jan 1504, Benenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1548, Benenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother TRENT, Elizabeth ,   b. 1508, Benenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1548, Benenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1528  Biddenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HOBY, Madalen ,   b. 1519, Standish, Sherbourne, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1574  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1553  Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F9560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1553 - Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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    Origin Displayed: English - Spelling variations of this family name include: Biggs, Bigg, Big, Bigge, Byggs, Bygges, Bigges and others. First found in Essex, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Bigg who settled in Maryland in 1774; John Bigg settled in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Bigge settled in Barbados in 1681; Mary Bigges settled in Salem Mass in 1630. (From www.HouseOfNames.com Archives copyright © 2000 - 2009). This unusual surname recorded as Bigg, Bigge, Biggs, and Bigges, is of Old English pre-7th century origins. It derives from the ancient word "bigga" meaning large, and as such was both an original baptismal name, and later in the medieval period, either a nickname surname, or possibly one from a location. Whatever the origin, it is one of the oldest on record, although whether the first named, as shown below, would have recognized his "surname" is conjecture. Like the famous "Little John" of Robin Hood fame, who was according to legend, the largest man in the band of "Merry men", the name may well have been a nickname, for a small person! Be that as it may the name is well recorded in several different parts of England. The surname as Biggs and Bigges is usually a patronymic, meaning the son of Bigg(e), although with Henry de Bigges of Cambridgeshire, in the year 1327, it has the meaning of "from Bigg". There is a small village called New Bigg in Lincolnshire, and it is possible that this man was from that place or a now "lost" medieval village. The village name means "new building". Early examples of the surname recording include Walter Bigg, in the 1177 Pipe Rolls of the county of Suffolk, and Henry Bigge in the 1195 Pipe rolls of Gloucestershire. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Aelric Bigga, in the charters known as the Old Bynames register, and dated 1036 C.E. The king on the throne of England at the time was Harold 1st (1035 - 1040). © Copyright: Name Origin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2014.