Besner Family History

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Besner Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of French Besnard, a variant of Bernard.

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


Similar surnames: Benner, Beiner, Berney, Kasner, Gesner, Behner, Berner, Bedner

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Besner Family Origin

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Besner Family Occupations

What did your Besner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Besner family was Keeping House. The most common Besner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Besner's were Farmers. Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Besner.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Blacksmith

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%

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

Besner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Besner Life Expectancy

What is the average Besner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Besner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Besner in 1945 was 27, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Besner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besner 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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