Bigstaff Family History

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Bigstaff 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: Wagstaff, Ringstaff, Langstaff, Longstaff, Pinkstaff, Biggerstaff

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Bigstaff Family Origin

Where is the Bigstaff family from?

Bigstaff Family Occupations

What did your Bigstaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bigstaff family was Laboring. The most common Bigstaff occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 40% of Bigstaff's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bigstaff.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Laboring


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

Bigstaff Historical Records

What Bigstaff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 196 census records available for the last name Bigstaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigstaff 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 immigration records available for the last name Bigstaff. 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 69 military records available for the last name Bigstaff. For the veterans among your Bigstaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bigstaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigstaff lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2001, in the United States, Bigstaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bigstaff in 1966 was 70, and 101 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bigstaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigstaff 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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