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Bickley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Bickley in Worcestershire Cheshire North Yorkshire and Kent or Bickleigh in Devon all of which are possibly named with an Old English personal name Bicca + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The first element could alternatively be an Old English word bic ‘pointed ridge’. Americanized form of German Bickler or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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


Similar surnames: Buckley, Beckley, Brinkley, Kirkley, Winkley, Hockley, Bicker

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Where is the Bickley family from?

You can see how Bickley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bickley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bickley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Bickley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bickley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bickley families in 1840.
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What did your Bickley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bickley. 21% of Bickley men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Bickley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bickley were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bickley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bickley. For the veterans among your Bickley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bickley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bickley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bickley in 1945 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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