Beams Family History

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Beams Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant of Beamish.

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

Similar surnames: Beames, Beans, Reams, Bears, Beas, Beamish, Pears, Veals, Bias, Beam

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Beams Family Origin

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Beams Family Occupations

What did your Beams ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Beams. The most common Beams occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Beams's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Beams family was Tinsmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Tinsmith


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

Beams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Beams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beams 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Beams. 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 Beams. For the veterans among your Beams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beams Life Expectancy

What is the average Beams lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Beams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Beams in 1956 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beams 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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