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Bessinger Family History

Bessinger Name Meaning
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Bessingen.variant of Bäsiger (see Bassinger).

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

17,487 Historical Documents with Bessinger on Ancestry.com
4,784 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
931 Military Records
387 Immigration Records
4,323 Census and Voter Lists
7,062 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bessinger Families

  • Number of Bessinger families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bessinger families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bessinger last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bessinger census records

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Bessinger 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 Bessinger families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Bessinger Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Bessinger 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 Bessinger

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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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Bessinger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bessinger census records

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Bessinger Civil War Service Records

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