Besaw Family History

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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

What did your Besaw ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    39%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Dressmaker

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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Besaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Besaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besaw 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Besaw. 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 Besaw. For the veterans among your Besaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Besaw lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besaw 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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