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Bicknell Name Meaning

habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire or Bickenhall in Somerset. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. variant of Bignell.

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


Similar surnames: Bucknell, Bignell, Brickell, Bickley, Bracknell, Tichnell, Knell

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Where is the Bicknell family from?

You can see how Bicknell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bicknell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bicknell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 218 Bicknell families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Bicknell's in the UK. London had the highest population of Bicknell families in 1891.
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What did your Bicknell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bicknell. 10% of Bicknell men worked as a Gardener and 74% of Bicknell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bicknell were Builders Labourer and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
    10%
  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bicknell. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bicknell. For the veterans among your Bicknell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bicknell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bicknell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bicknell in 1954 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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