Beamish Family History

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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

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In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Beamish. 42% of Beamish men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Beamish women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beamish were Laborer and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Merchant
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
  • Milliner
  • Servant
  • Saleslady

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

Beamish Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Beamish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Beamish Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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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