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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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Where is the Beswick family from?

You can see how Beswick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beswick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beswick families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Beswick families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Beswick's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Beswick families in 1840.
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What did your Beswick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beswick. 16% of Beswick men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Beswick women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beswick were Machinist and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    23%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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.

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