Bickley Family History

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Bickley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Bickley, in Worcestershire, Cheshire, and Kent, or Bickleigh in Devon, all of which are possibly named with an Old English personal name Bicca + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. The first element could alternatively be an Old English word, bic ‘pointed ridge’.

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

Similar surnames: Buckley, Beckley, Brinkley, Kirkley, Winkley, Hockley, Bicker

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Bickley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bickley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bickley. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Bickley Family Origin

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Bickley Family Occupations

What did your Bickley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bickley family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bickley. The most common Bickley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Bickley's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Bickley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Bickley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bickley 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 Bickley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bickley. For the veterans among your Bickley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bickley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bickley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bickley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bickley in 1945 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bickley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bickley 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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