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Beisner Name Meaning

German:: occupational name for a falconer or hunter from an agent derivative of Middle High German beizen ‘to hunt with falcons’ early modern German beissen. Compare Beiser . from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name related to Old High German bittan ‘to ask for’ or bītan ‘to endure or withstand’.

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


Similar surnames: Reisner, Eisner, Beiser, Weisner, Berner, Weisser, Benner, Beiner

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Where is the Beisner family from?

You can see how Beisner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beisner family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Beisner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Beisner families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Beisner's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Beisner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beisner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beisner. 29% of Beisner men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Beisner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beisner were Farming and Maid. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beisner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beisner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 313 immigration records available for the last name Beisner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 677 military records available for the last name Beisner. For the veterans among your Beisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beisner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beisner in 1945 was 24, and 81 in 2004.

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