Maria Prior Bigg


Brief Life History of Maria Prior

Maria Prior Bigg was born in 1840, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

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  • Maria Bigg in household of William Bigg, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

World Events (3)


Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 14

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Age 44

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bigge ‘large, strong, stout’, presumably a descriptive nickname for a large, strong person.

English: topographic name from Middle English big ‘building’, a derivative of Middle English biggen (Old Norse byggja) ‘to build’.

In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Bick or of some other similar (like-sounding) name from continental Europe (compare Big 2).

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

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