Beske Family History

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Beske Name Meaning

Eastern German: probably from the personal name Peske or Peschke, vernacular forms of Petrus (see Peter). Danish: from the old word bieske ‘bitter’, ‘acrid’, a nickname common since the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Buske, Jeske, Belke, Meske, Beste, Berke, Deike, Blake, Neske, Betke

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Beske Family Origin

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Beske Family Occupations

What did your Beske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beske. 36% of Beske men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Beske women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beske were Proprietor and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Hand
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Housework
  • Stenographer

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

Beske Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Beske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beske 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 240 immigration records available for the last name Beske. 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 439 military records available for the last name Beske. For the veterans among your Beske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beske Life Expectancy

What is the average Beske lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Beske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Beske in 1962 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beske ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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