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Besancon Name Meaning

French (Besançon): habitational name from Besançon in Doubs, which is probably named with a Celtiberian element ves ‘mountain’ + the suffix -unt, with a further Latin suffix -io (genitive -ionis). In folk etymology there has been some association with Old French bison, the (European) bison, which appears in the arms of the city.

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


Similar surnames: Bendon, Brandon, Bosanko, Deacon, Beaston, Banton, Benton, Branson

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Besancon Family Origin

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Besancon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Cap Trimmer

    6%
  • Charcoal Burner

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Besancon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Besancon's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Cap Trimmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besancon. A less common occupation for the Besancon family was Charcoal Burner.

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Besancon Life Expectancy

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