Bidwell Family History

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Bidwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bidwell, for example in Hertfordshire, from Old English byde(n) ‘tub’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Bridwell, Sidwell, Birdwell, Tidwell, Kidwell, Bagwell, Rodwell

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Bidwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bidwell name?

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


  • Norway


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Bidwell Family Origin

Where is the Bidwell family from?

Bidwell Family Occupations

What did your Bidwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Woodman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bidwell. A less common occupation for the Bidwell family was Farmer. The most common Bidwell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Bidwell's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Woodman

  • Farmer


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

Bidwell Historical Records

What Bidwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Bidwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bidwell 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Bidwell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bidwell. For the veterans among your Bidwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bidwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bidwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bidwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bidwell in 1944 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bidwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bidwell 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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