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Beat Family History

Beat Surname Meaning

Scottish (Angus) and English: variant of Beet from the Middle English personal name Bete a pet form of Betris (see Beatrice ). Compare Beets .

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

Similar surnames: Bear, Bean, Beath, Belt, Bert, Best, Beal, Seat, Bolt, Bay

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Where is the Beat family from?

You can see how Beat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beat families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 43 Beat families living in Northumberland. This was about 16% of all the recorded Beat's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Beat families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beat surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beat ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Fitter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beat. 43% of Beat men worked as an Aircraft Fitter and 83% of Beat women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beat were Unpaid Domestic Duties and Laundress. .

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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

  • Aircraft Fitter
  • General Labourer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Household Duties
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Beat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beat 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beat. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Beat. For the veterans among your Beat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beat lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Beat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Beat in 1962 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

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