Beckstead Family History

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Beckstead Name Meaning

North German: partly Americanized form of the topographic name Beckstedde from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘stead’, ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swedish Beckstedt, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + stedt (of German origin) ‘place’.

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

Similar surnames: Beckstrand, Beckman, Eckstein, Beste, Beckler, Bester, Halstead

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Beckstead Family Origin

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Beckstead Family Occupations

What did your Beckstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Bartender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckstead. A less common occupation for the Beckstead family was Brick Mason. The most common Beckstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Beckstead's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Bartender

  • Brick Mason


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

Beckstead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Beckstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckstead census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 512 immigration records available for the last name Beckstead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beckstead. For the veterans among your Beckstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckstead lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beckstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Beckstead in 1945 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckstead 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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