Beese Name Meaning

English or Welsh (Bristol and Gwent): perhaps a variant of Biss. German: from Middle Low German bese ‘reed’, ‘bulrush’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who used reeds in his work, for example a brush maker. Americanized spelling of Biese, a North German variant of 2.

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


Similar surnames: Meese, Reese, Busse, Weese, Feese, Heese, Breese, Bees, Deese, Neese

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Beese Family Origin

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Beese Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    31%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Brick Mason

    3%
  • Bridge Builder R R

    3%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beese. A less common occupation for the Beese family was Bridge Builder R R. The most common Beese occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Beese's were Laborers.

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Beese Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Beese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beese in 1956 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beese

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