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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. The most common Beckstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Beckstead's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Beckstead family was Brick Mason.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    22%
  • Bartender

    6%
  • Brick Mason

    6%

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Beckstead Historical Records

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Beckstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckstead lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

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United States

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