Besancon Family History

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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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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Besancon family was Charcoal Burner. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cap Trimmer

  • Charcoal Burner


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Besancon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Besancon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besancon 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 716 immigration records available for the last name Besancon. 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 632 military records available for the last name Besancon. For the veterans among your Besancon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besancon Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Besancon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Besancon in 1958 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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