Besley Family History

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Besley Name Meaning

English: southern variant of Beasley.

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


Similar surnames: Beesley, Beley, Berley, Beasley, Beeley, Bexley, Bosley, Bewley

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Besley Family Origin

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Besley Family Occupations

What did your Besley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Besley. 3% of Besley men worked as a Farmer and 49% of Besley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Besley were Builders Labourer and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    3%
  • Insurance Agent
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Dressmaker
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Besley Historical Records

What Besley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Besley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besley 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 Besley. 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 Besley. For the veterans among your Besley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besley Life Expectancy

What is the average Besley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Besley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Besley in 1962 was 86, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besley 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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