Bigham Family History

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Bigham Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place called Bigholm(e); there are lands so called in Dumfriesshire and Ayrshire.

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


Similar surnames: Higham, Bingham, Ingham, Barham, Witham, Brigham, Biggar, Benham

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Bigham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bigham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bigham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Sweden

    2%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    2%

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Bigham Family Origin

Where is the Bigham family from?

Bigham Family Occupations

What did your Bigham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bigham family was Blacksmith. Agricultural Labourer, Barrister In Practice and Bill Paster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bigham. The most common Bigham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Bigham's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Barrister In Practice

    3%
  • Bill Paster

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Bigham Historical Records

What Bigham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Bigham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigham 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bigham. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bigham. For the veterans among your Bigham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bigham Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigham lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bigham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bigham in 1942 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bigham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigham 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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