Bicknell Family History

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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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Bicknell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bicknell name?

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


  • France


  • Norway


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Bicknell Family Origin

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Bicknell Family Occupations

What did your Bicknell ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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Bicknell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Bicknell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bicknell 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 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 Card

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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Bicknell Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bicknell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bicknell 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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