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Bigby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire named Bigby, from an Old Norse personal name Bekki + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bilby, Bagby, Digby, Rigby, Bielby, Wisby, Filby, Busby, Wilby, Milby

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Bigby Family Origin

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Bigby Family Occupations

What did your Bigby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bigby family was Tailor. School and Stone Cutter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bigby. The most common Bigby occupation in Canada was School. 60% of Bigby's were Schools.

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  • School

    60%
  • Stone Cutter

    20%
  • Tailor

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bigby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bigby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bigby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bigby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bigby. For the veterans among your Bigby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bigby Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigby lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bigby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bigby in 1948 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bigby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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