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Beavan Surname Meaning

Welsh: variant of Bevan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Beaven, Beavin, Beaman, Beaver, Bevans, Bergan, Beason, Heavin

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Where is the Beavan family from?

You can see how Beavan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beavan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beavan families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 386 Beavan families living in Herefordshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Beavan's in United Kingdom. Herefordshire had the highest population of Beavan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beavan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beavan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beavan. 10% of Beavan men worked as a Farmer and 68% of Beavan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beavan were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Farm Carter
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Beavan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beavan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beavan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Beavan. For the veterans among your Beavan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beavan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Beavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Beavan in 1958 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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