Bignell Family History

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Bignell Name Meaning

habitational name from Bignell near Bicester, Oxfordshire, so named with an Old English personal name Bicga + Old English hyll ‘hill’. variant of Bicknell.

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


Similar surnames: Bicknell, Wignall, Bagnall, Bagwell, Bunnell, Rishell, Bissell, Knell

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Bignell Family Origin

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Bignell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Works In Foundry

    8%
  • Bookbinder

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bignell family was Carpenter. The most common Bignell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bignell's were Farmers. Farmer, Works In Foundry and Bookbinder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bignell.

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Bignell Historical Records

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Bignell Life Expectancy

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