Beckett Family History

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Beckett Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Beck 3 or, more rarely, of Beck 1. English: habitational name from places called Beckett in Berkshire and Devon. The former is named with Old English beo ‘bee’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’; the latter has as its first element the Old English personal name Bicca. This surname is also found in Ireland. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Béquet (see Bequette).

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

Similar surnames: Duckett, Baskett, Brockett, Bickett, Burkett, Hackett, Pickett

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Beckett Family Origin

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Beckett Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Beckett family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckett. The most common Beckett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Beckett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Beckett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 180,000 census records available for the last name Beckett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckett 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckett. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Beckett. For the veterans among your Beckett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckett Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beckett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Beckett in 1944 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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