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Bessette Name Meaning

French: variant of Besset, from a diminutive of bès ‘birch’, or possibly of French Basset (see Bassette). The ending is not feminine, but reflects the Canadian custom of pronouncing a final -t, which is generally silent in metropolitan French.

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

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Bessette Family Origin

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Bessette Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bessette family was Works In Cotton Mill. Laborer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bessette. The most common Bessette occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Bessette's were Laborers.

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Bessette Life Expectancy

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