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Bigford Name Meaning

English: variant of Bickford. In Britain this form is found mainly in the Wolverhampton area, suggesting it probably arose from Bickford in Staffordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Pigford, Bickford, Milford, Buford, Liford, Braford, Bluford, Harford

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Bigford Family Origin

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Bigford Family Occupations

What did your Bigford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bigford family was Stone Mason. The most common Bigford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Bigford's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bigford.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Stone Mason

    4%

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

Bigford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bigford Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bigford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bigford in 1957 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bigford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigford 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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