Beaufort Family History

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Beaufort Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from various places in France named Beaufort, for example in Nord, Somme, and Pas-de-Calais, from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + fort ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’.

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

Similar surnames: Beaumont, Befort, Beaver, Bamford, Beauford, Radford, Beaupre

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Beaufort Family Origin

Where is the Beaufort family from?

Beaufort Family Occupations

What did your Beaufort ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Beaufort family was Emily Dr Ducss Of Beaufort. Carpenter, Civil Engineer and Clergyman No Cure Of Souls were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beaufort. The most common Beaufort occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 14% of Beaufort's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Civil Engineer

  • Clergyman No Cure Of Souls

  • Emily Dr Ducss Of Beaufort


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Beaufort ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Beaufort Historical Records

What Beaufort family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Beaufort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beaufort census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Beaufort

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beaufort. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Beaufort. For the veterans among your Beaufort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beaufort Life Expectancy

What is the average Beaufort lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Beaufort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Beaufort in 1963 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beaufort

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beaufort ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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