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Bidwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bidwell, for example in Hertfordshire, from Old English byde(n) ‘tub’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Bridwell, Sidwell, Birdwell, Tidwell, Kidwell, Bagwell, Rodwell

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Bidwell Family Origin

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Bidwell Family Occupations

What did your Bidwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bidwell. 16% of Bidwell men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bidwell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bidwell were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bidwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Bidwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bidwell 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Bidwell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bidwell. For the veterans among your Bidwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bidwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bidwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bidwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bidwell in 1944 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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