Beau Family History

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Beau Name Meaning

French: nickname for a handsome man (perhaps also ironically for an ugly one), from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ (Late Latin bellus). See also Bel.

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


Similar surnames: Beal, Bean, Bau, Bear, Brau, Blau, Bay, Leal, Deas, Nau

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Beau Family Origin

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Beau Family Occupations

What did your Beau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Beau family was Grocer. Farmer, Carpenter and Clergyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beau. The most common Beau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Beau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Clergyman

    5%
  • Grocer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Beau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Beau Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Beau. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Beau. For the veterans among your Beau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beau Life Expectancy

What is the average Beau lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Beau in 1945 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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