Bigelow Family History

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Bigelow Name Meaning

English (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlaw).

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


Similar surnames: Barlow, Winslow, Whitelow, Bielby, Buetow, Below, Stielow, Buelow

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Bigelow Family Origin

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Bigelow Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Merchant

    6%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Farmers Son

    5%

In 1881, the most common Bigelow occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Bigelow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bigelow family was Farmers Son. Farmer, Merchant and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bigelow.

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Bigelow Historical Records

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Bigelow Life Expectancy

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