Besser Family History

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Besser Name Meaning

occupational name for a collector of fines, from Middle High German bezzerære, an agent derivative of bezzern ‘to collect fines’. habitational name from any of various places in Germany named Besser, Bessing, or Bessingen.

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

Similar surnames: Lesser, Nesser, Messer, Busser, Bester, Tesser, Hesser, Esser, Beiser

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Besser Family Origin

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Besser Family Occupations

What did your Besser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ladies Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Besser. 13% of Besser men worked as a Ladies Tailor and 46% of Besser women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Besser were Tailors Presser and Tailoress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ladies Tailor
  • Master Tailor
  • Tailor
  • Tailors Presser

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Dressmaker
  • Dress Machinist
  • Tailoress

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

Besser Historical Records

What Besser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Besser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Besser

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Besser. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Besser. For the veterans among your Besser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besser Life Expectancy

What is the average Besser lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Besser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Besser in 1948 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besser 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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