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Bilbao Name Meaning

Spanish (of Basque origin): habitational name from the city of Bilbao, in Biscay province, which was founded in the 13th century on the site of an ancient settlement.

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

Similar surnames: Bilbro, Bilbo, Bilby, Mileto, Vilas, Millay, Ribas, Albo, Barba

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Bilbao Family Origin

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Bilbao Family Occupations

What did your Bilbao ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bilbao occupation in the UK was Shipping Master. 100% of Bilbao's were Shipping Masters.

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  • Shipping Master


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

Bilbao Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bilbao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilbao 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bilbao. 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 606 military records available for the last name Bilbao. For the veterans among your Bilbao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bilbao Life Expectancy

What is the average Bilbao lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bilbao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bilbao in 1954 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bilbao

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bilbao 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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