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Beese Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): variant of Bees . North German: from Middle Low German bēse ‘reed bulrush’ hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who used reeds in his work for example a brush maker. Possibly also an Americanized form of North German Biese a variant of 2 above.

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

Similar surnames: Meese, Reese, Busse, Weese, Feese, Heese, Breese, Bees, Deese, Neese

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Where is the Beese family from?

You can see how Beese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beese families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Beese families living in Ontario. This was about 94% of all the recorded Beese's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Beese families in 1911.
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What did your Beese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beese. 24% of Beese men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Beese women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beese were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Beese lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Beese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beese in 1956 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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