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Biggs Family History

Biggs Name Meaning
English: nickname for a large or stout person, Middle English bigge + unexplained -s.English: records of names such as William de Bigges (Cambridgeshire 1327) and Laurentia atte Bigge (Somerset 1327) suggest that it must also have a topographic or habitational origin, but the etymology is obscure.Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Beggs.

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

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Name Distribution of Biggs Families

  • Number of Biggs families
     127 - 251
     43 - 126
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Biggs families
     705 - 1,407
     236 - 704
     1 - 235
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Biggs families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Biggs Family Origin

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Biggs Immigration Information

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Biggs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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