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Bilbro Family History

Bilbro Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the English habitational names Bilbrough or Bilborough, from Bilbrough in North Yorkshire or Bilborough in Nottinghamshire. Both places are named with an Old English personal name, Bila or Billa, + Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortification’.

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

Similar surnames: Albro, Bilbo, Bilby, Bilbrey, Milby, Bielby, Biron, Bilbao, Bitar

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Where is the Bilbro family from?

You can see how Bilbro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilbro family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bilbro families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Bilbro families living in Virginia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Bilbro's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bilbro families in 1840.
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What did your Bilbro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bilbro. 42% of Bilbro men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Bilbro women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilbro were Mechanic and Wage Hand.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Wage Hand
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bilbro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilbro 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 49 immigration records available for the last name Bilbro. 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 359 military records available for the last name Bilbro. For the veterans among your Bilbro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilbro lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bilbro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Bilbro in 1953 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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