Besler Family History

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Besler Name Meaning

from Middle Low German beseler, a kind of long dagger, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such weapons. German: 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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Besler Family Origin

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Besler Family Occupations

What did your Besler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Besler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Besler's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Ass'T Supt. R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besler. A less common occupation for the Besler family was Beer Saloon.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Ass'T Supt. R.R.

    5%
  • Beer Saloon

    5%

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

Besler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Besler Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besler 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.

Famous Besler Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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