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Beed Family History

Beed Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Beda, of which the most famous bearer was the Venerable Bede, the 8th century theologian and historian. Use of the personal name, though rare, continued long enough into the medieval period to give rise to the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Seed, Beer, Peed, Leed, Bee, Breed, Bond, Bean, Best, Been

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Where is the Beed family from?

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

What did your Beed ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Sheet Metal Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beed. 34% of Beed men worked as a Sheet Metal Worker and 74% of Beed women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beed were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Chartered Accountant Senior
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Beed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beed 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Beed. 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 Beed. For the veterans among your Beed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beed lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Beed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Beed in 1962 was 60, and 58 in 2004.

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