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Birdsall Family History

Birdsall Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Birdsall near Malton in North Yorkshire so named with the genitive case of Old English bridd ‘bird’ (as either a vocabulary word or a byname) + Old English halh ‘nook recess’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Birdwell, Siddall, Bardwell, Birchall, Bursell, Tindall, Bonsall

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Where is the Birdsall family from?

You can see how Birdsall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birdsall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Birdsall families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 444 Birdsall families living in Yorkshire. This was about 76% of all the recorded Birdsall's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Birdsall families in 1891.
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What did your Birdsall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Birdsall. 30% of Birdsall men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Birdsall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birdsall were Foundry Labourer (hea) and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    30%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Retired
    8%
  • Foundry Labourer (hea)
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Birdsall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Birdsall. For the veterans among your Birdsall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birdsall lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Birdsall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Birdsall in 1943 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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