Biscoe Family History

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Biscoe Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Burscough in Lancashire, so named with Old English burh ‘fortified place’ + Old Scandinavian skógr ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Briscoe, Roscoe, Bascom, Bosco, Blincoe, Bisson, Bishop, Bise, Visco

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Biscoe Family Origin

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Biscoe Family Occupations

What did your Biscoe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clergymans Widow, Farm Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biscoe. A less common occupation for the Biscoe family was Ag Labourer. The most common Biscoe occupation in the UK was Clergymans Widow. 5% of Biscoe's were Clergymans Widows.

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  • Clergymans Widow

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Ag Labourer


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

Biscoe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Biscoe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biscoe 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 899 immigration records available for the last name Biscoe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Biscoe. For the veterans among your Biscoe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biscoe Life Expectancy

What is the average Biscoe lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Biscoe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Biscoe in 1950 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biscoe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biscoe 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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