Bichsel Family History

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Bichsel Name Meaning

Swiss German: probably from Büchsel, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of small boxes or a woodworker, from a diminutive of Middle High German bühse ‘box’, from Latin buxus ‘box (tree)’.

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

Similar surnames: Bicksler, Sichel, Bickel, Lichter, Buche, Wachtel, Bissell, Rachel

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Bichsel Family Origin

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Bichsel Family Occupations

What did your Bichsel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bichsel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Bichsel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bichsel family was Miner. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bichsel.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Miner


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Bichsel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bichsel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bichsel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 325 immigration records available for the last name Bichsel. 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 Card

There are 231 military records available for the last name Bichsel. For the veterans among your Bichsel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bichsel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bichsel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bichsel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bichsel in 1960 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bichsel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bichsel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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