Biggerstaff Family History

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Biggerstaff Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bickerstaffe in the parish of Ormskirk, Lancashire, so named with Old English bicere ‘beekeeper’ + stæð ‘landing place’. In Britain, this spelling of the surname is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Blickenstaff, Balderston, Bigger, Pinkstaff, Coggeshall, Bierstedt

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Biggerstaff Family Origin

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Biggerstaff Family Occupations

What did your Biggerstaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biggerstaff. A less common occupation for the Biggerstaff family was Merchant. The most common Biggerstaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Biggerstaff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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Biggerstaff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Biggerstaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Biggerstaff lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Biggerstaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Biggerstaff in 1953 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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