Bigsley Family History

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Bigsley 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, Nissley, Insley, Bagley, Begley, Bickley, Sisley, Kinsley

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Bigsley Family Origin

Where is the Bigsley family from?

Bigsley Family Occupations

What did your Bigsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bigsley occupation in the UK was Beer House Keeper. 50% of Bigsley's were Beer House Keepers. Beer House Keeper and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bigsley.

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  • Beer House Keeper

  • Farmer


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

Bigsley Historical Records

What Bigsley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 188 census records available for the last name Bigsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigsley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Bigsley

Passenger List

There are 16 immigration records available for the last name Bigsley. 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 11 military records available for the last name Bigsley. For the veterans among your Bigsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bigsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigsley lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigsley 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bigsley

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