Besemer Family History

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Besemer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a broom maker, Middle High German besemer, from an agent derivative of besem ‘broom’.

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

Similar surnames: Bloemer, Besser, Besler, Gensemer, Bester, Brimmer, Nester, Deremer

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Besemer Family Origin

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Besemer Family Occupations

What did your Besemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Day Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besemer. The most common Besemer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Besemer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Besemer family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Besemer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Besemer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besemer 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Besemer. 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 539 military records available for the last name Besemer. For the veterans among your Besemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besemer Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Besemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Besemer in 1956 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besemer 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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