Besch Family History

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Besch Name Meaning

South German: from a short form of the personal name Sebastian.

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


Similar surnames: Boesch, Pesch, Betsch, Berch, Tesch, Basch, Desch, Beach, Becht

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Besch Family Origin

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Besch Family Occupations

What did your Besch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Besch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Besch's were Farmers. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besch. A less common occupation for the Besch family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Saloon Keeper

    13%
  • Brewer

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Besch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Besch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Besch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Besch

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Besch. 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 Card

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

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Besch Life Expectancy

What is the average Besch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Besch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Besch in 1955 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Besch Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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