Beekman Family History

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Beekman Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or creek, from beek ‘stream’ + -man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Beckman, Berkman, Backman, Bregman, Boeckman, Barkman, Zeeman

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Beekman Family Origin

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Beekman Family Occupations

What did your Beekman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beekman. A less common occupation for the Beekman family was Laborer. The most common Beekman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Beekman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Beekman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Beekman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beekman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Beekman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Beekman. For the veterans among your Beekman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beekman Life Expectancy

What is the average Beekman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Beekman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Beekman in 1955 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beekman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beekman 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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