History of your Surname
Get access to Besco family records.Start a free trial

Besco Family History

Besco Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Breton Bescou, from a derivative or plural of Besq, a nickname denoting someone who was disfigured or mutilated in some way, or who had lost a limb.

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


Similar surnames: Vesco, Bosco, Esco, Besso, Best, Visco, Fusco, Bess, Vasco, Pesce

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Besco family from?

You can see how Besco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Besco family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Besco families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Besco family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Besco's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Besco families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Besco surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Besco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Besco. 30% of Besco men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Besco women worked as a Housewife. .

View Census Data for Besco | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Besco family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Besco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besco census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Besco

Passenger Lists

There are 141 immigration records available for the last name Besco. 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.

View all Besco immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 244 military records available for the last name Besco. For the veterans among your Besco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Besco military records

You've only scratched the surface of Besco family history

Discover More

What is the average Besco lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Besco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Besco in 1955 was 32, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besco

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Besco family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial