Bigwood Family History

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Bigwood Name Meaning

English: from the Germanic personal name Bigwald, composed of an unexplained first element + wald ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Elwood, Good, Yarwood, Osgood, Horwood, Winwood, Inwood, Ringwood

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Bigwood Family Origin

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Bigwood Family Occupations

What did your Bigwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bigwood occupation in the USA was Plasterer. 15% of Bigwood's were Plasterers. Plasterer, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bigwood. A less common occupation for the Bigwood family was Laborer.

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  • Plasterer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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

Bigwood Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bigwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Bigwood lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bigwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bigwood in 1946 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bigwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bigwood 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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