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Beckstead Name Meaning

North German: partly Americanized form of the topographic name Beckstedde from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘stead’, ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swedish Beckstedt, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + stedt (of German origin) ‘place’.

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


Similar surnames: Beckstrand, Beckman, Eckstein, Beste, Beckler, Bester, Halstead

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Beckstead Family Origin

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Beckstead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    72%
  • Farmer Son

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • School Teacher

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Beckstead family was School Teacher. Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckstead. The most common Beckstead occupation in Canada was Farmer. 72% of Beckstead's were Farmers.

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Beckstead Life Expectancy

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