Besecker Family History

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Besecker Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Bäsecke, a vernacular form of the saint’s name Basilius (see Basil). In some cases it may also be a derivative of Bernhard.

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

Similar surnames: Becker, Biesecker, Recker, Bester, Broecker, Secker, Buecker, Necker

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Besecker Family Origin

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Besecker Family Occupations

What did your Besecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Besecker family was Teamster. Farmer, Carpenter and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besecker. The most common Besecker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 74% of Besecker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Day Laborer

  • Teamster


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Besecker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Besecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besecker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 64 immigration records available for the last name Besecker. 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 785 military records available for the last name Besecker. For the veterans among your Besecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besecker Life Expectancy

What is the average Besecker lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Besecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Besecker in 1945 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besecker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besecker 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.

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