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Beek Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or creek beek (compare Bek ) or a habitational name from any of various Dutch places called Beek (in Limburg Gelderland and North Brabant) named with the same word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Beck, Beer, Berk, Reek, Week, Bezek, Belt, Beed, Seek, Been

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Where is the Beek family from?

You can see how Beek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 10 Beek families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Beek's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Beek families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beek. 42% of Beek men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Beek women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beek were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Beek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beek 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Beek. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Beek. For the veterans among your Beek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beek lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Beek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Beek in 1957 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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