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Besler Name Meaning

German:: from Middle Low German beseler a kind of long dagger hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such weapons. variant of Basler .

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


Similar surnames: Beiler, Beller, Esler, Beisler, Basler, Tesler, Bosler, Besser

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Where is the Besler family from?

You can see how Besler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Besler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Besler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Besler family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Besler's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Besler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Besler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Besler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Folder In Laundry were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Besler. 40% of Besler men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Besler women worked as a Folder In Laundry. Some less common occupations for Americans named Besler were Machinist and Dressmaker. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Folder In Laundry
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Dressmaker
    20%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Besler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besler 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 742 immigration records available for the last name Besler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Besler. For the veterans among your Besler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Besler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Besler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Besler in 1953 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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