Bewley Family History

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Bewley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bewley Castle in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria), from Bewley in Durham, or from Beaulieu in Hampshire (see Beaulieu), all named with beu ‘lovely’ + lieu ‘place’.

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

Similar surnames: Bowley, Beeley, Bexley, Betley, Webley, Exley, Belle, Buley, Berley

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Bewley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bewley name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Norway


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Bewley Family Origin

Where is the Bewley family from?

Bewley Family Occupations

What did your Bewley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bewley. The most common Bewley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Bewley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bewley family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bewley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bewley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Bewley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bewley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bewley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bewley. For the veterans among your Bewley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bewley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bewley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bewley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bewley in 1954 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bewley 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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