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Bewley Surname Meaning

English (Cumberland): habitational name from Bewley Castle in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) or from Bewley in Durham both named with beu ‘lovely’ + lieu ‘place’ a term sometimes applied to a monastery.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bowley, Beeley, Bexley, Betley, Webley, Exley, Belle, Buley, Berley

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Where is the Bewley family from?

You can see how Bewley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bewley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bewley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 23 Bewley families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Bewley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bewley families in 1911.
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What did your Bewley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bewley. 50% of Bewley men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Salesman
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bewley. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bewley. For the veterans among your Bewley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bewley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bewley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bewley in 1954 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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