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Beas Family History

Beas Name Meaning

Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas. Variant spelling of English Bees. Possibly also a variant spelling of German Bies.

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


Similar surnames: Bias, Bear, Beal, Meas, Bean, Beans, Bears, Bess, Deal, Bras

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Where is the Beas family from?

You can see how Beas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Beas families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Beas's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Beas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beas. 46% of Beas men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Beas women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beas were Labor and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    46%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Nurse
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beas 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 511 immigration records available for the last name Beas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beas. For the veterans among your Beas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beas lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Beas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Beas in 1960 was 72, and 66 in 2004.

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