Begg Family History

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Begg Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: nickname or byname for a small man, from Gaelic beag ‘small’.

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

Similar surnames: Beggs, Bugg, Bigg, Bean, Sugg, Beg, Bel, Pegg, Kegg, Bee

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Begg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Begg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Begg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Southern Asia


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Begg Family Origin

Where is the Begg family from?

Begg Family Occupations

What did your Begg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Begg. The most common Begg occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Begg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Begg family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Cooper

  • Blacksmith


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

Begg Historical Records

What Begg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Begg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Begg 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Begg. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Begg. For the veterans among your Begg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Begg Life Expectancy

What is the average Begg lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Begg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Begg in 1956 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Begg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Begg 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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