Besaw Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Bessan(d), a habitational name from Bessan in Hérault, recorded in 940 as Betianum and in 1150 as Bessanum, from the personal name Bettius or Bessius + the suffix -anum.

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


Similar surnames: Beal, Benac, Bear, Bean, Beste, Deshaw, Beman, Bera, Best, Basa

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Besaw Family Origin

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Besaw Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    39%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Dressmaker

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Besaw occupation in the USA was Laborer. 39% of Besaw's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Besaw family was Dressmaker. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besaw.

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Besaw Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Besaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Besaw in 1955 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besaw

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