Be Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: He, Ge, Re, Ye, Oe, Ke, Le, Te, De, Ji

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Be Family Origin

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Be Family Occupations

What did your Be ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Be occupation in the USA was Miner. 100% of Be's were Miners.

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  • Miner

    100%

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Be Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Be. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Be census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Be. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Be Life Expectancy

What is the average Be lifespan?

Between 1973 and 2004, in the United States, Be life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Be in 1973 was 80, and 101 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Be ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Be Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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