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Belshe Name Meaning

Americanized form of German (Silesian) Bölsche of unexplained etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Belson, Beske, Bess, Felske, Fenske, Belt, Deisher, Berish, Belke

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Where is the Belshe family from?

You can see how Belshe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belshe family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Belshe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Belshe families living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Belshe's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Belshe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belshe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belshe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belshe. 57% of Belshe men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Belshe women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belshe were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    57%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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What Belshe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Belshe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belshe 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 107 immigration records available for the last name Belshe. 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 321 military records available for the last name Belshe. For the veterans among your Belshe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belshe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Belshe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Belshe in 1953 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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