Besley Family History

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Besley Name Meaning

English: southern variant of Beasley.

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


Similar surnames: Beesley, Beley, Berley, Beasley, Beeley, Bexley, Bosley, Bewley

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Besley Family Origin

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Besley Family Occupations

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  • Agent

    20%
  • Cordwainer

    20%
  • Farm Lasbourer

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%

In 1881, Agent, Cordwainer and Farm Lasbourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besley. A less common occupation for the Besley family was Farmer. The most common Besley occupation in Canada was Agent. 20% of Besley's were Agents.

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Besley Historical Records

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Besley Life Expectancy

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