Bemiss Family History

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Bemiss Name Meaning

Variant of Irish and English Beamish.

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


Similar surnames: Bemis, Bemus, Beamish, Bearss, Bevins, Enis, Bearse, Bails, Cremins

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Bemiss Family Origin

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Bemiss Family Occupations

What did your Bemiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bemiss. 8% of Bemiss men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Bemiss women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bemiss were Carpenter and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%

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

Bemiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bemiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bemiss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 180 immigration records available for the last name Bemiss. 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 Card

There are 686 military records available for the last name Bemiss. For the veterans among your Bemiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bemiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Bemiss lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bemiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Bemiss in 1955 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bemiss

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