Bignell Family History

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Bignell Name Meaning

habitational name from Bignell near Bicester, Oxfordshire, so named with an Old English personal name Bicga + Old English hyll ‘hill’. variant of Bicknell.

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


Similar surnames: Bicknell, Wignall, Bagnall, Bagwell, Bunnell, Rishell, Bissell, Knell

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Bignell Family Origin

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Bignell Family Occupations

What did your Bignell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bignell. 3% of Bignell men worked as a General Labourer and 58% of Bignell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bignell were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Gardener
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bignell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Bignell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bignell 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 Bignell. 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 Bignell. For the veterans among your Bignell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bignell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bignell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bignell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bignell in 1959 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bignell

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