Been Family History

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Been Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname from been ‘leg’, probably a nickname for a cripple. Dutch: occupational name for a butcher. Dutch: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element Ber(n)- ‘bear’, as for example Bernhard. English: variant spelling of Bean.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Beer, Bean, Bein, Bien, Behn, Benn, Geen, Bee, Keen, Deen

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Been Family Origin

Where is the Been family from?

Been Family Occupations

What did your Been ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Army Pensioner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Been. 4% of Been men worked as an Army Pensioner and 33% of Been women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Been were Cotton Patent Hand Hosiery Knitter and Boardinghouse Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Army Pensioner
    4%
  • Coal Yardman
    4%
  • Colliery Hewer Retired
    4%
  • Cotton Patent Hand Hosiery Knitter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    33%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • blan
    4%
  • Boardinghouse Keeper
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Been Historical Records

What Been family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Been. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Been census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Been

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Been. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Been. For the veterans among your Been ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Been Life Expectancy

What is the average Been lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Been life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Been in 1957 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Been

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Been 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.

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