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Besson Name Meaning

Southern French: nickname for a twin, from Occitan besson ‘twin’, a derivative of Latin bis ‘twice’.

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


Similar surnames: Besso, Tesson, Musson, Bessent, Bosson, Benson, Hasson, Bisson

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Besson Family Origin

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Besson Family Occupations

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  • Journallier

    33%
  • Boucher

    17%
  • Cultivateur

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

In 1881, Journallier, Boucher and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besson. A less common occupation for the Besson family was Laborer. The most common Besson occupation in Canada was Journallier. 33% of Besson's were Journalliers.

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Besson Historical Records

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Besson Life Expectancy

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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