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Beswick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and East Yorkshire named Beswick. The second element is clearly Old English wic ‘outlying (dairy) farm’ (see Wick). The first element of the Lancashire name may be an Old English personal name Beac; that of the Yorkshire name is possibly an Old Norse personal name Bosi or Besi.

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


Similar surnames: Bewick, Fenwick, Elswick, Barwick, Beck, Goswick, Berwick, Bick

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Beswick Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beswick name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Beswick. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    60%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    2%

  • France

    2%

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Beswick Family Origin

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Beswick Family Occupations

What did your Beswick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beswick. A less common occupation for the Beswick family was Farming. The most common Beswick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Beswick's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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Beswick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Beswick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beswickcensus 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Beswick. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Beswick. For the veterans among your Beswick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beswick Life Expectancy

What is the average Beswick lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Beswick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Beswick in 1953 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beswick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beswick 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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