Bevis Family History

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Bevis Name Meaning

habitational name from Beauvais in Oise, France. from a term of endearment, from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’ (also used in the sense ‘dear’) + Anglo-Norman French fiz ‘son’.

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

Similar surnames: Levis, Bois, Revis, Chevis, Levins, Devi, Belin, Levin, Bess, Benis

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Bevis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bevis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bevis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Bevis Family Origin

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Bevis Family Occupations

What did your Bevis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bevis occupation in Canada was School. 33% of Bevis's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Bevis family was Dressmaker. School, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bevis.

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  • School

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Dressmaker


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

Bevis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Bevis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bevis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bevis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bevis. For the veterans among your Bevis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bevis Life Expectancy

What is the average Bevis lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bevis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bevis in 1956 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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