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Bigwood Family History

Bigwood Name Meaning

English: from the Germanic personal name Bigwald, composed of an unexplained first element + wald ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Elwood, Good, Yarwood, Osgood, Horwood, Winwood, Inwood, Ringwood

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Where is the Bigwood family from?

You can see how Bigwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bigwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bigwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 172 Bigwood families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bigwood's in the UK. London had the highest population of Bigwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bigwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bigwood 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 Bigwood. 24% of Bigwood men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Bigwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bigwood were Carpenter and Retired.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • House Decorator
  • Timber Porter
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Retired
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bigwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bigwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bigwood. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bigwood. For the veterans among your Bigwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bigwood lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bigwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bigwood in 1946 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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