John Biggs

about 1721–16 January 1769
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Biggs was born about 1721, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. He married Dorothy Whitmore on 9 February 1745, in Thurlaston, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He was buried in Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Biggs
Dorothy Whitmore
Marriage: 9 February 1745
Ann Biggs
Dorothy Biggs
Hannah Biggs
Mary Biggs

Spouse and Children

9 February 1745
Thurlaston, Leicestershire, England


Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a large or stout person, Middle English bigge + unexplained -s.2 English: records of names such as William de Bigges (Cambridgeshire 1327 ) and Laurentia atte Bigge (Somerset 1327 ) suggest that it must also have a topographic or habitational origin, but the etymology is obscure.3 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Beggs .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John in entry for Hannah Briggs, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • John in entry for Anne Biggs, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • John in entry for Dorothy Biggs, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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