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Besso Name Meaning

Catalan (Bessó): nickname for a twin, bessó, a derivative of Latin bis ‘twice’.

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


Similar surnames: Besson, Basso, Besco, Bess, Bisso, Bosko, Boss, Bass, Best, Besse

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Where is the Besso family from?

You can see how Besso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Besso family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Besso families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Besso families living in Connecticut. This was about 38% of all the recorded Besso's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Besso families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Besso surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Besso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Besso. 38% of Besso men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Besso women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Besso were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    38%
  • Mechanic
    15%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    24%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Besso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besso 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 973 immigration records available for the last name Besso. 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 362 military records available for the last name Besso. For the veterans among your Besso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Besso lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Besso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Besso in 1959 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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