Beamish Family History

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Beamish Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from various places in northern France: Beaumais-sur-Dire in Calvados, Beaumetz in Somme, or any of three places called Beaumetz in Pas-de-Calais. They are named in Old French as beu ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + més ‘dwelling’. Compare Mas. A place called Beamish in County Durham is an Anglo-Norman French place name of the same origin, first mentioned in the 13th century; it is possible that in some cases the surname is from this place. Americanized spelling of German Behmisch or Böhmisch, ethnic names for someone from Bohemia (see Bohm).

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

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Beamish Family Origin

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Beamish Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Dressmaker

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Beamish occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Beamish's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beamish. A less common occupation for the Beamish family was Farm Labourer.

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Beamish Historical Records

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Beamish Life Expectancy

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