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Beckstrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Beckström): variant of Bäckström (see Backstrom ) and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

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


Similar surnames: Backstrom, Eckstrom, Wickstrom, Beckstead, Elfstrom, Beckom, Alstrom

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Where is the Beckstrom family from?

You can see how Beckstrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckstrom family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Beckstrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Beckstrom families living in Utah. This was about 25% of all the recorded Beckstrom's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Beckstrom families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beckstrom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beckstrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beckstrom. 24% of Beckstrom men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Beckstrom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckstrom were Painter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Beckstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckstrom 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckstrom. 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 Beckstrom. For the veterans among your Beckstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beckstrom lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Beckstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Beckstrom in 1951 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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