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Bilbrey Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of the English habitational name Bilborough (see Bilbro), but see also Bilberry.

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


Similar surnames: Bilbro, Bilberry, Billey, Bilby, Childrey, Buley, Willey, Tilley

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Where is the Bilbrey family from?

You can see how Bilbrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilbrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bilbrey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Bilbrey families living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Bilbrey's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bilbrey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bilbrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bilbrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bilbrey. 31% of Bilbrey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Bilbrey women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilbrey were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • House Keeping
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 163 immigration records available for the last name Bilbrey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bilbrey. For the veterans among your Bilbrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilbrey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bilbrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Bilbrey in 1943 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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