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Bessert Family History

Bessert Name Meaning
South German variant of Besser.

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

7,036 Historical Documents with Bessert on Ancestry.com
2,113 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
575 Military Records
284 Immigration Records
1,570 Census and Voter Lists
2,494 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bessert Families

  • Number of Bessert families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bessert families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bessert last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bessert census records

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Bessert Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Bessert families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Bessert Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Bessert families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Bessert

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Bessert Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bessert census records

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Bessert Civil War Service Records

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