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Beatson Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Beat (see Beat).

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


Similar surnames: Betson, Bason, Searson, Branson, Pearson, Seaton, Beaton, Batson

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Where is the Beatson family from?

You can see how Beatson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beatson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beatson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 28 Beatson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Beatson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Beatson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beatson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beatson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Beatson. 78% of Beatson men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Beatson women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beatson were Clerk and Operator.

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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

  • Farmer
    78%
  • Clerk
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Beatson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beatson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Beatson. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Beatson lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Beatson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Beatson in 1964 was 81, and 68 in 2003.

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