Bigelow Family History

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Bigelow Name Meaning

English (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlaw).

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


Similar surnames: Barlow, Winslow, Whitelow, Bielby, Buetow, Below, Stielow, Buelow

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Bigelow Family Origin

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Bigelow Family Occupations

What did your Bigelow ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Corpn Binman (heavy Wo and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bigelow. 17% of Bigelow men worked as a Corpn Binman (heavy Wo and 25% of Bigelow women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bigelow were Marine Engine Fitter Turner and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Corpn Binman (heavy Wo
    17%
  • General Labourer Brick Works Heavy Worker
    17%
  • Labourer Refuse Collector L A C Cleansing Dept
    17%
  • Marine Engine Fitter Turner
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%
  • Corgemaler Brass Fore
    13%
  • Incapacitated
    13%
  • Maid
    13%

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

Bigelow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Bigelow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigelow 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bigelow. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Bigelow. For the veterans among your Bigelow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bigelow Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigelow lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bigelow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bigelow in 1943 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bigelow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigelow 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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