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Beilfuss Surname Meaning

German: probably from the name of the aromatic plant Beifuss ‘mugwort’ (Artemisia vulgaris) Middle High German bībōz but by the 13th century reinterpreted as bīvōt ‘for the foot’ with reference to the common belief that strapped to the legs the plant would ward off fatigue on a journey. The excrescent -l- is evidence of a further reinterpretation as Beilfuss ‘axe foot’ suggestive of a deformity of the foot such as club foot.

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


Similar surnames: Bliss, Barfuss, Weiss, Blass, Blust, Blaufuss, Beilke, Neiss, Heuss

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Where is the Beilfuss family from?

You can see how Beilfuss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beilfuss family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Beilfuss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Beilfuss family living in Worcestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Beilfuss's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Beilfuss families in 1891.
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What did your Beilfuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beilfuss. 35% of Beilfuss men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Beilfuss women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beilfuss were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    67%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Passenger Lists

There are 378 immigration records available for the last name Beilfuss. 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 573 military records available for the last name Beilfuss. For the veterans among your Beilfuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beilfuss lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Beilfuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Beilfuss in 1962 was 67, and 82 in 2004.

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