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Besser Early Origins



The surname Besser was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family held a family seat from very early times.

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Besser Spelling Variations


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Besser Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Besset, Bessez, Besser, Bessey, Bessé, Bessée, Bezet, Bezez, Bezer, Bezé, Bezée, Bessait, Bessais, Bessaie, Bessaies, Bezait, Bezais, Bezaie, Bezaies, Du Besset, Du Bessez, Du Besser, Du Bessé, Du Bezet, Du Bezez, Du Bezer, Du Bezé, Du Bessait, Du Bessais, Du Bessaie, Du Bessaies, Du Bezait, Du Bezais, Du Bezaie, Du Bezaies, De Besseto, Bessette and many more.

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Besser Early History


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Besser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Besser research. Another 577 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1470, 1520, 1549, 1609, 1690, 1657, 1746, 1759, 1600, 1612, 1673, 1639, 1645, 1715 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Besser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Besser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Besser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Quelques membres notables appartenaient à cette famille. Parmi eux, on trouve Claude Du Besset, Lord of Besset during the 1600's; François Byssot de la Rivière (1612-1673), French settler to New France before 1639, he...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Besser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Besser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Peter Besser, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Niklaas Besser, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Christopher Besser, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Christopher Besser settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Benddeck Besser, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Besser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Besser, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Edward Besser settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Gus A Besser, who landed in Mississippi in 1898

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Contemporary Notables of the name Besser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Besser (post 1700)



  • Matthew Gregory "Matt" Besser (b. 1967), American actor and comedian
  • Stuart Besser, American film producer
  • Joe Besser (1907-1988), American comedic actor, briefly part of the "Three Stooges"
  • Howard Russel Besser (b. 1941), American lawyer
  • Astrid Besser (b. 1989), Italian tennis player
  • Chaskel Besser (1923-2010), Orthodox rabbi
  • Richard E. Besser MD (b. 1959), ABC News Medical editor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Besser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Besser Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 October 2013 at 09:26.

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