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Beverley Name Meaning

English (North eastern England): habitational name from the city in East Yorkshire the name of which contains Old English beofor ‘beaver’ combined with a second element licc that may mean ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Everley, Eversley, Brierley, Barley, Beeley, Revere, Betterley

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Where is the Beverley family from?

You can see how Beverley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beverley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beverley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Beverley families living in Virginia. This was about 41% of all the recorded Beverley's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Beverley families in 1840.
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What did your Beverley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beverley. 28% of Beverley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Beverley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beverley were Labor and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Beverley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beverley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Beverley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Beverley. For the veterans among your Beverley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beverley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Beverley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Beverley in 1962 was 74, and 71 in 2004.

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