|About The Biggins Family
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I started researching my family tree when I discovered that my grandad Biggins had been killed in WW1 and had been awarded the DCM for bravery. I have always been told that the Biggins family originated in Sheffield and were mainly involved in the cutlery/tool manufacture. I have however found it increasingly difficult to trace any further than I have and anyone who may be able to add to my research I would love to hear from you. There is a possibility that the Biggins string started in Ireland. I have had the same sort of difficulty in the Brookes side of the tree - drawn blanks all over the place, the name spelling is the most problematic. Any help again would be greatly appreciated. I have however had more success in researching my paternal grandmother's side - the Thornton's who don't seem to have strayed much over the years. I hope you enjoy browsing my family history.