Bickford Family History

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Bickford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Bickford, from the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is one such place in Staffordshire, but the surname is more common in Devon, where it is derived from Bickford Town in Plympton St. Mary parish.

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


Similar surnames: Beckford, Binford, Pickford, Crockford, Bodiford, Milford, Winford

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Bickford Family Origin

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Bickford Family Occupations

What did your Bickford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bickford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Bickford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bickford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bickford.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Bickford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bickford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bickford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bickford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bickford. For the veterans among your Bickford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bickford Life Expectancy

What is the average Bickford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bickford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Bickford in 1944 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bickford 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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