Beckwith Family History

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Beckwith Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bece ‘beech’ + Old Norse viðr ‘wood’ (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).

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

Similar surnames: Skipwith, Beswick, Beckett, Beckford, Beckley, Bedsworth, Beamish

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Beckwith Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beckwith name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Beckwith. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Beckwith Family Origin

Where is the Beckwith family from?

Beckwith Family Occupations

What did your Beckwith ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Beckwith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Beckwith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckwith 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckwith. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Beckwith. For the veterans among your Beckwith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckwith Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckwith lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beckwith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Beckwith in 1945 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckwith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckwith 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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