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Beatrice Surname Meaning

Italian and English: from a female personal name borne in honor of a 4th-century Christian saint martyred together with her brothers Simplicius and Faustinus. Her name was originally Viātrix meaning ‘traveler’ (a feminine form of viātor from via ‘way’) a name adopted by early Christians in reference to the journey through life and Christ's description of himself as ‘the way the life and the truth’; it was later altered as a result of folk etymological association with Latin beatus ‘blessed’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brice, Patrick, Trice, Barich, Maurice, Blatnick, Bathrick, Butrick

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Where is the Beatrice family from?

You can see how Beatrice families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beatrice family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Beatrice families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 27 Beatrice families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Beatrice's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Beatrice families in 1911.
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What did your Beatrice ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Income and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Beatrice. 25% of Beatrice men worked as an Income and 100% of Beatrice women worked as an Institutrice. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    25%
  • Cultivateur
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Carpenter
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Institutrice
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Beatrice. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Beatrice. For the veterans among your Beatrice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beatrice lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Beatrice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Beatrice in 1954 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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