Biglay Family History

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Biglay Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Bigley, Bagley, Begley, Billy, Bingley, Bilal, Wigley, Biela, Bielak

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Biglay Family Origin

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Biglay Family Occupations

What did your Biglay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Biglay occupation in the UK was Labourer. 50% of Biglay's were Labourers. Labourer and Laundress were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Biglay.

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  • Labourer

  • Laundress


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

Biglay Historical Records

What Biglay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 107 census records available for the last name Biglay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biglay 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 5 immigration records available for the last name Biglay. 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 60 military records available for the last name Biglay. For the veterans among your Biglay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biglay Life Expectancy

What is the average Biglay lifespan?

Average Biglay life expectancy in 1983 was 83 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 72.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biglay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biglay 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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