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Beamish Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from various places in northern France: Beaumais-sur-Dire in Calvados, Beaumetz in Somme, or any of three places called Beaumetz in Pas-de-Calais. They are named in Old French as beu ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + més ‘dwelling’. Compare Mas. A place called Beamish in County Durham is an Anglo-Norman French place name of the same origin, first mentioned in the 13th century; it is possible that in some cases the surname is from this place. Americanized spelling of German Behmisch or Böhmisch, ethnic names for someone from Bohemia (see Bohm).

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


Similar surnames: Beach, Borish, Berish, Beamer, Brash, Bellis, Beams, Bemiss, Beans

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Beamish Family Origin

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Beamish Family Occupations

What did your Beamish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Beamish family was School. The most common Beamish occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Beamish's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beamish.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • School

    7%

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Beamish Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Beamish ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Beamish Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Beamish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Beamish in 1958 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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