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Origins of the Bessex surname

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About the Bessexs

We have a total number of 200 records for people with the last name Bessex.

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Where do most Bessexs live?

In 1921, most Bessexs lived in East.

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Interesting facts about Bessexs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 181 records for the Bessex surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Bessexs most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Bessex first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Sarah

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Common jobs for Bessexs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bessexs in 1921


Tobacco Factory


Work Girl


At Home


Beater Up (Tobacco Factory)


Common Male occupations for Bessexs in 1921


Able Seaman




Arc Lump Trimmer


Asst Secy Public Co


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