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Biggs Family History

Biggs Name Meaning

English: variant of Bigg with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Bigg, Boggs, Biss, Riggs, Beggs, Bagge, Biggie, Bires, Bugg, Diggs

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Where is the Biggs family from?

You can see how Biggs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biggs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Biggs families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 45 Biggs families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Biggs's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Biggs families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Biggs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Biggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Biggs. 16% of Biggs men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Biggs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biggs were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 231,000 census records available for the last name Biggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biggs 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Biggs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Biggs. For the veterans among your Biggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biggs lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Biggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Biggs in 1942 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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