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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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In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Bignell family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Works In Foundry

    8%
  • Bookbinder

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Bignell Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bignell Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bignell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bignell in 1959 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bignell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bignell 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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