Biggs Family History

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Biggs Name Meaning

English: nickname for a large or stout person, Middle English bigge + unexplained -s. English: records of names such as William de Bigges (Cambridgeshire 1327) and Laurentia atte Bigge (Somerset 1327) suggest that it must also have a topographic or habitational origin, but the etymology is obscure. Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Beggs.

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

Similar surnames: Bigg, Boggs, Biss, Riggs, Beggs, Bagge, Biggie, Bires, Bugg, Diggs

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Biggs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Biggs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Biggs. 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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Biggs Family Origin

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Biggs Family Occupations

What did your Biggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biggs. A less common occupation for the Biggs family was Coal Miner. The most common Biggs occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Biggs's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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

Biggs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 231,000 census records available for the last name Biggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biggs 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Biggs. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Biggs. For the veterans among your Biggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biggs Life Expectancy

What is the average Biggs lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Biggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Biggs in 1942 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biggs 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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