Biggins Family History

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Biggins Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England named with northern Middle English bigging ‘building’ (from Old Norse). This word came to denote especially an outbuilding, and is still used in and around Northumberland and Cumbria.

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

Similar surnames: Higgins, Biglin, Biggs, Riggins, Siggins, Miggins, Wiggins, Bigger

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Biggins Family Origin

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Biggins Family Occupations

What did your Biggins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Biggins family was Blacksmith. File Cutter, Labourer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biggins. The most common Biggins occupation in the UK was File Cutter. 4% of Biggins's were File Cutters.

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  • File Cutter

  • Labourer

  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith


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

Biggins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Biggins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biggins 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 Biggins. 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 Biggins. For the veterans among your Biggins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biggins Life Expectancy

What is the average Biggins lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Biggins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Biggins in 1948 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biggins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biggins 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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