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Belson Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire and Norfolk): from the Middle English female personal name Belsant (Old French Belisant Belisent from ancient Germanic bili- ‘decent amiable’ + swinth ‘strong fast’) or a patronymic from the personal name Bel(e) (see Beal ) or a metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Isabel + son. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle (see Belin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

Similar surnames: Benson, Melson, Elson, Kelson, Betson, Merson, Nelson, Berson

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Where is the Belson family from?

You can see how Belson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Belson families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Belson's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Belson families in 1840.
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What did your Belson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belson. 22% of Belson men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Belson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belson were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Belson. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Belson. For the veterans among your Belson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Belson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Belson in 1957 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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