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

What did your Bigelow ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Merchant

    6%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Farmers Son

    5%

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

Bigelow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bigelow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigelow 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 Bigelow. 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 Bigelow. For the veterans among your Bigelow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bigelow Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigelow lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bigelow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bigelow in 1943 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigelow 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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