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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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Where is the Besemer family from?

You can see how Besemer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Besemer family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Besemer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Besemer families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Besemer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Besemer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Besemer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Besemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Besemer. 58% of Besemer men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Besemer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Besemer were Salesman and Housewife. .

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*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

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Besemer lifespan?

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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