Besser Family History

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Besser Name Meaning

occupational name for a collector of fines, from Middle High German bezzerære, an agent derivative of bezzern ‘to collect fines’. habitational name from any of various places in Germany named Besser, Bessing, or Bessingen.

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


Similar surnames: Lesser, Nesser, Messer, Busser, Bester, Tesser, Hesser, Esser, Beiser

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Besser Family Origin

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Besser Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Besser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Besser's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Besser family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besser.

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Besser Historical Records

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Besser Life Expectancy

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Famous Besser Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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