Birdsall Family History

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Birdsall Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Birdsall, near Malton, in North Yorkshire, so named with the genitive case of the Old English byname Bridd meaning ‘bird’ + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.

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

Similar surnames: Birdwell, Siddall, Bardwell, Birchall, Bursell, Tindall, Bonsall

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Birdsall Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Birdsall name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Birdsall. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Birdsall Family Origin

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Birdsall Family Occupations

What did your Birdsall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birdsall. A less common occupation for the Birdsall family was Farmer & Post Master. The most common Birdsall occupation in Canada was Farmer. 54% of Birdsall's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Farmer & Post Master


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

Birdsall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Birdsall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birdsall 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Birdsall. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Birdsall. For the veterans among your Birdsall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birdsall Life Expectancy

What is the average Birdsall lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Birdsall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Birdsall in 1943 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birdsall 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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