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Beers Name Meaning

Irish or English (mainly northern Ireland): unexplained. Dutch: shortened form of van Beers, a habitational name from any of the places called Beers in Friesland, Overijssel, North Brabant, and near Antwerp. German: variant of Baer.

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


Similar surnames: Beets, Beer, Byers, Beery, Berry, Bears, Peers, Beeks, Meers, Boers

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Where is the Beers family from?

You can see how Beers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 136 Beers families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Beers's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beers. 17% of Beers men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Beers women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beers 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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Beers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beers 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Beers. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Beers. For the veterans among your Beers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beers lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Beers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Beers in 1942 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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