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Bilbo Family History

Bilbo Name Meaning

Irish and English: unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name, either from a place called Bilbo in Scotland (although the surname is not found in Scotland), or from an altered form of an unidentified English place name.

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


Similar surnames: Bilbro, Bilby, Gilboy, Bill, Bilton, Wilby, Bixby, Billy, Kilby

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Where is the Bilbo family from?

You can see how Bilbo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilbo family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bilbo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Bilbo families living in Mississippi. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bilbo's in the USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Bilbo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bilbo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bilbo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bilbo. 36% of Bilbo men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Bilbo women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilbo were Truck Driver and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    37%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Cook
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bilbo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilbo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 252 immigration records available for the last name Bilbo. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bilbo. For the veterans among your Bilbo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilbo lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bilbo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bilbo in 1946 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

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