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Bigelow Family History

Bigelow Name Meaning
English (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlaw). adm.

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

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Name Distribution of Bigelow Families

  • Number of Bigelow families
     146 - 290
     49 - 145
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bigelow families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bigelow last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bigelow Family Origin

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Bigelow Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bigelow

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Bigelow Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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