Biddle Family History

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Biddle Name Meaning

English: variant of Beadle. Americanized spelling of German Bittel or its variant Büttel.

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

Similar surnames: Diddle, Liddle, Keadle, Boddie, Budde, Bible, Bendle, Kindle, Peddle

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Biddle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Biddle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Biddle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Biddle Family Origin

Where is the Biddle family from?

Biddle Family Occupations

What did your Biddle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Biddle family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biddle. The most common Biddle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Biddle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Biddle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Biddle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Biddle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biddle 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Biddle. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Biddle. For the veterans among your Biddle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biddle Life Expectancy

What is the average Biddle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Biddle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Biddle in 1943 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biddle 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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