Bigby Family History

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Bigby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire named Bigby, from an Old Norse personal name Bekki + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Bilby, Bagby, Digby, Rigby, Bielby, Wisby, Filby, Busby, Wilby, Milby

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Bigby Family Origin

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Bigby Family Occupations

What did your Bigby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bigby. 34% of Bigby men worked as a Motor Driver and 92% of Bigby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bigby were Upholsterer and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driver
  • Clerk
  • Upholsterer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Dressmaker

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

Bigby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bigby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigby 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 390 immigration records available for the last name Bigby. 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 958 military records available for the last name Bigby. For the veterans among your Bigby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bigby Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigby lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bigby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bigby in 1948 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigby 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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