Besel Family History

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Besel Name Meaning

German: variant of Bessel.

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

Similar surnames: Beel, Kesel, Bevel, Basel, Boesel, Beisel, Bisel, Gebel, Bedel

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Besel Family Origin

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Besel Family Occupations

What did your Besel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Besel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 67% of Besel's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Besel family was Preacher. Laborer and City Fireman 1st Fireman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Besel.

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  • Laborer

  • City Fireman 1st Fireman

  • Preacher


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

Besel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Besel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Besel. 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 Besel. For the veterans among your Besel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besel Life Expectancy

What is the average Besel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Besel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Besel in 1957 was 33, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besel 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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