Bessett Family History

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Bessett Name Meaning

French: variant of Bessette.

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

Similar surnames: Bessette, Bissett, Bissette, Bassett, Bisset, Fossett, Bessert

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Bessett Family Origin

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Bessett Family Occupations

What did your Bessett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bessett family was Labourer. The most common Bessett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Bessett's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Baker and Butler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bessett.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Baker

  • Butler

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bessett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bessett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bessett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bessett 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 Bessett. 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 524 military records available for the last name Bessett. For the veterans among your Bessett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bessett Life Expectancy

What is the average Bessett lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bessett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bessett in 1963 was 86, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bessett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bessett 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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