Besse Name Meaning

Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Late Latin bettia ‘birch wood’, a word of Gaulish origin.

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


Similar surnames: Beste, Jesse, Beise, Fosse, Basse, Bosse, Bessey, Bosso, Beese, Beske

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Besse Family Origin

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Besse Family Occupations

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  • Lumber Merchant

    40%
  • Bedeau

    20%
  • Lumberer

    20%
  • Tailor

    20%

In 1881, Lumber Merchant, Bedeau and Lumberer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besse. The most common Besse occupation in Canada was Lumber Merchant. 40% of Besse's were Lumber Merchants. A less common occupation for the Besse family was Tailor.

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Besse Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Besse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Besse in 1950 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besse

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