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Bagshaw Family History

Bagshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Chapel en le Frith in Derbyshire. The first element of the placename is either the Old English personal name Bacga or an unattested Old English word bagga for a ‘bag-shaped’ object or creature; the second element is Old English sceaga ‘copse’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Henshaw, Shaw, Upshaw, Basham, Balstad, Bradshaw, Barstow, Ramshaw

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Where is the Bagshaw family from?

You can see how Bagshaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bagshaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bagshaw families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bagshaw family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bagshaw's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Bagshaw families in 1840.
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What did your Bagshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bagshaw. 28% of Bagshaw men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Bagshaw women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bagshaw were Carpenter 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
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Bagshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bagshaw 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bagshaw. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bagshaw. For the veterans among your Bagshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bagshaw lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bagshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bagshaw in 1960 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

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