Beal Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from Old French bel(e) ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ (see Beau), either a nickname for a handsome man or a metronymic from this word used as a female personal name. English: habitational name from places so named in Northumberland and West Yorkshire. The former of these (Behil in early records) comes from Old English beo ‘bee’ + hyll ‘hill’; the latter (Begale in Domesday Book) is from Old English beag ‘ring’, here probably used in the sense ‘river bend’, or an unattested personal name Beaga derived from this word + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. French (Béal): topographic name for someone who lived by a mill race, from the Lyonnaise dialect term béal, bezale, bedale (of Gaulish origin). Americanized spelling of German Biehl or Bühl (see Buehl).

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

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Beal Family Origin

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Beal Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Beal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Beal's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beal. A less common occupation for the Beal family was Farming.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Beal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Beal in 1941 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beal

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