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

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Beese Family Occupations

What did your Beese ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Beese. 34% of Beese men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Beese women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beese were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duti

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Beese Historical Records

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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.

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