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Beers Surname Meaning

English and Irish (mainly northern Ireland): variant of Beer with post-medieval excrescent -s. Dutch: variant of Beerens (see Berens ) or Van Beers without the preposition van ‘from’. German: variant of Baer .

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


Similar surnames: Beets, Beer, Byers, Beery, Berry, Bears, Peers, Beeks, Meers, Boers

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Where is the Beers family from?

You can see how Beers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 52 Beers families living in Derbyshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Beers's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Beers families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beers ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Pig porltry Keeper (heavy Worker) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beers. 24% of Beers men worked as a Pig porltry Keeper (heavy Worker) and 84% of Beers women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beers were Lace Maker and Unpaid House Duties. .

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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

  • Pig porltry Keeper (heavy Worker)
    24%
  • Electrician
    16%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Lace Maker
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    7%
  • Housemaid
    5%
  • Unpaid House Duties
    4%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Beers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beers 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Beers. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Beers. For the veterans among your Beers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beers lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Beers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Beers in 1942 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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