Bessinger Family History

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Bessinger Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from any of several places called Bessingen. variant of Bäsiger (see Bassinger).

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


Similar surnames: Bissinger, Blessinger, Hessinger, Reisinger, Bettinger, Betsinger

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Bessinger Family Origin

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Bessinger Family Occupations

What did your Bessinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bessinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Bessinger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bessinger family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bessinger.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Baker

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Bessinger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bessinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Bessinger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bessinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bessinger in 1952 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bessinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bessinger 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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