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Besancon Name Meaning

French (Besançon): habitational name from Besançon in Doubs, which is probably named with a Celtiberian element ves ‘mountain’ + the suffix -unt, with a further Latin suffix -io (genitive -ionis). In folk etymology there has been some association with Old French bison, the (European) bison, which appears in the arms of the city.

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


Similar surnames: Bendon, Brandon, Bosanko, Deacon, Beaston, Banton, Benton, Branson

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Besancon Family Origin

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Besancon Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Cap Trimmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besancon. The most common Besancon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Besancon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Besancon family was Charcoal Burner.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Cap Trimmer

    6%
  • Charcoal Burner

    6%

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Besancon Historical Records

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Besancon Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Besancon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Besancon in 1958 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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