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Beveridge Name Meaning

Scottish: from Middle English beuerage beuerich Old French bevrage ‘drink liquor’ in particular ‘drink that seals a bargain’ also denoting the bargain itself. The consonant -v- was often lost between vowels in Middle and early modern English hence variants such as Berridge . The custom of sealing a bargain with a drink was widespread in medieval society. The surname may have denoted someone to whom such a payment was customarily made. Modern Beveridge is chiefly found in Scotland (mainly in Kinross and Fife) where Black says it is pronounced ‘Berridge’ or ‘Berritch’. The main English form is Berridge .

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 1841. In 1891 there were 130 Beveridge families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Beveridge's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Beveridge families in 1891.
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What did your Beveridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Plasterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beveridge. 17% of Beveridge men worked as a Plasterer and 72% of Beveridge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beveridge were Builder and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Plasterer
    17%
  • Postman
    9%
  • Cloth Millers Labourer (h W
    9%
  • Builder
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Passenger Lists

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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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