Biggar Family History

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Biggar Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in east Lanarkshire, probably named with Old Norse bygg ‘barley’ + geiri ‘triangular plot of land’.

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

Similar surnames: Bigger, Bigham, Bitar, Bingham, Vigna, Biggart, Bogar, Binegar

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Biggar Family Origin

Where is the Biggar family from?

Biggar Family Occupations

What did your Biggar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Biggar occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 5% of Biggar's were Engine Fitters. Engine Fitter, Annuitant and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biggar. A less common occupation for the Biggar family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Engine Fitter

  • Annuitant

  • Joiner

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Biggar Historical Records

What Biggar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Biggar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biggar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Biggar. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Biggar. For the veterans among your Biggar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biggar Life Expectancy

What is the average Biggar lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Biggar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Biggar in 1956 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biggar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biggar 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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