Beese Family History

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Beese Name Meaning

English or Welsh (Bristol and Gwent): perhaps a variant of Biss. German: from Middle Low German bese ‘reed’, ‘bulrush’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who used reeds in his work, for example a brush maker. Americanized spelling of Biese, a North German variant of 2.

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

Similar surnames: Meese, Reese, Busse, Weese, Feese, Heese, Breese, Bees, Deese, Neese

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Beese Family Origin

Where is the Beese family from?

Beese Family Occupations

What did your Beese ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Coalminer and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beese. A less common occupation for the Beese family was Bargeman. The most common Beese occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Beese's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Coalminer

  • Mason

  • Bargeman


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

Beese Historical Records

What Beese family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Beese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beese 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beese. 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 Beese. For the veterans among your Beese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beese Life Expectancy

What is the average Beese lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Beese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beese in 1956 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beese 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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