Besson Family History

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Besson Name Meaning

Southern French: nickname for a twin, from Occitan besson ‘twin’, a derivative of Latin bis ‘twice’.

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

Similar surnames: Besso, Tesson, Musson, Bessent, Bosson, Benson, Hasson, Bisson

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Besson Family Origin

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Besson Family Occupations

What did your Besson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Besson family was Baker. The most common Besson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Besson's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Besson.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Keeping House

  • Baker


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Besson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Besson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Besson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Besson. 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 Besson. For the veterans among your Besson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Besson Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Besson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Besson in 1956 was 70, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Besson 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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