Bessent Family History

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Bessent Name Meaning

English: from Middle English besant, the name of a gold coin (via Old French from Latin (nummus) byzantius, so called because it was first minted at Byzantium). The surname arose as a metonymic occupational name for a minter or moneyer or else as a nickname for a man who was considered to be rich or miserly.

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


Similar surnames: Bassett, Bisset, Dessert, Besser, Beese, Nessen, Besson, Bessey

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Bessent Family Origin

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Bessent Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Clerk In Store

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bessent family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bessent. The most common Bessent occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Bessent's were Farmers.

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Bessent Historical Records

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Bessent Life Expectancy

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