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Biggins Family History

Biggins Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places in England named with northern Middle English bigging ‘building’ (from Old Norse). This word came to denote especially an outbuilding, and is still used in and around Northumberland and Cumbria.

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

82,260 Historical Documents with Biggins on Ancestry.com
28,899 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,399 Military Records
2,101 Immigration Records
20,785 Census and Voter Lists
28,076 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Biggins Families

  • Number of Biggins families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Biggins families
     154 - 306
     52 - 153
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Biggins families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Biggins Family Origin

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Biggins Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Biggins

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Biggins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Biggins census records

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Biggins Civil War Service Records

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