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Bessinger Family History

Bessinger Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Bessingen. variant of Besinger itself a variant of Bösinger or Bösiger (see Basinger ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bissinger, Blessinger, Hessinger, Reisinger, Bettinger, Betsinger

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Where is the Bessinger family from?

You can see how Bessinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bessinger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bessinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Bessinger families living in Georgia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bessinger's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Bessinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bessinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bessinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bessinger. 19% of Bessinger men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Bessinger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bessinger were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bessinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bessinger 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 409 immigration records available for the last name Bessinger. 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 986 military records available for the last name Bessinger. For the veterans among your Bessinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bessinger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bessinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bessinger in 1952 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

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