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Beswick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and East Yorkshire named Beswick. The second element is clearly Old English wic ‘outlying (dairy) farm’ (see Wick). The first element of the Lancashire name may be an Old English personal name Beac; that of the Yorkshire name is possibly an Old Norse personal name Bosi or Besi.

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

Similar surnames: Bewick, Fenwick, Elswick, Barwick, Beck, Goswick, Berwick, Bick

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Beswick Family Origin

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Beswick Family Occupations

What did your Beswick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Beswick. 2% of Beswick men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Beswick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beswick were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Domestic Duties

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

Beswick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Beswick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beswick 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Beswick. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Beswick. For the veterans among your Beswick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beswick Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Beswick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Beswick in 1953 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beswick

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