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Beamish Name Meaning

English (Suffolk) and Irish (Cork) of Norman origin: habitational name from Beaumais-sur-Dire in Calvados Beaumetz in Somme or any of the three places called Beaumetz in Pas-de-Calais all in northern France. They are named in Old French as beu ‘fair lovely’ + més ‘dwelling’ (in Latin Bellus Mansus ‘fair dwelling’). Compare Mas . A place called Beamish in County Durham is an Anglo-Norman French placename of the same origin first mentioned in the 13th century; it is possible that in some cases the surname is from this place. In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Böhmisch: ethnic name for someone from Bohemia (see Boehm ).

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


Similar surnames: Beach, Borish, Berish, Beamer, Brash, Bellis, Beams, Bemiss, Beans

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Where is the Beamish family from?

You can see how Beamish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beamish family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beamish families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Beamish family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Beamish's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Beamish families in 1840.
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What did your Beamish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beamish. 20% of Beamish men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Beamish women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beamish were Clerk 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
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Inspector
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    23%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Beamish. For the veterans among your Beamish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beamish lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Beamish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Beamish in 1958 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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