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Beckwith Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bece ‘beech’ + Old Norse viðr ‘wood’ (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).

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


Similar surnames: Skipwith, Beswick, Beckett, Beckford, Beckley, Bedsworth, Beamish

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Beckwith Family Origin

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Beckwith Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Farmer Son

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Merchant

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Beckwith family was Merchant. The most common Beckwith occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Beckwith's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckwith.

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Beckwith Historical Records

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Beckwith Life Expectancy

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