Belson Family History

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Belson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Bel(e) (see Beal 1) or a metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Isabel (see Isbell). Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle (see Belin) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

Similar surnames: Benson, Melson, Elson, Kelson, Betson, Merson, Nelson, Berson

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Belson Family Origin

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Belson Family Occupations

What did your Belson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Belson family was Farmer. The most common Belson occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Belson's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labr and Corn Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belson.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labr

  • Corn Dealer

  • Farmer


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

Belson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Belson Life Expectancy

What is the average Belson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Belson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Belson in 1957 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belson 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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