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Beveridge Family History

Beveridge Name Meaning

Scottish: probably from Middle English beverage ‘drink’ (Old French bevrage, from beivre ‘to drink’). The term was used in particular of a drink bought by a purchaser to seal a bargain, and the surname may have been acquired as a nickname in this context. Reaney adduces evidence that suggests that the nickname may have been bestowed on a man who made a practice of getting free drinks by entering into bargains which he did not keep.

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


Similar surnames: Everidge, Estridge, Bridge, Revere, Claridge, Leveridge, Selfridge

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Where is the Beveridge family from?

You can see how Beveridge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beveridge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beveridge families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 8 Beveridge families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Beveridge's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beveridge families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beveridge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beveridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beveridge. 19% of Beveridge men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Beveridge women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beveridge were Farmer 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
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Beveridge. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Beveridge. For the veterans among your Beveridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beveridge lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beveridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Beveridge in 1945 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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