Bessette Family History

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Bessette Name Meaning

French: variant of Besset, from a diminutive of bès ‘birch’, or possibly of French Basset (see Bassette). The ending is not feminine, but reflects the Canadian custom of pronouncing a final -t, which is generally silent in metropolitan French.

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

Similar surnames: Bissette, Bassette, Boulette, Bonnette, Bressette, Bessett, Bissett

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Bessette Family Origin

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Bessette Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bessette ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

  • Cultivateur

  • Cult.

  • EmployÉ De Manuf.

  • Journalier


In 1881, the most common Bessette occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 36% of Bessette's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Bessette family was Journalier. Cultivateur, Cult. and EmployÉ De Manuf. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bessette.

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Bessette Historical Records

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Bessette Life Expectancy

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