Behan Family History

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Behan Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beachain ‘descendant of Beachán’, a personal name from a diminutive of beach ‘bee’. Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Beathán, a derivative of beatha ‘life’ (see Bean 3).

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

Similar surnames: Bean, Bohan, Belan, Behn, Boran, Benn, Teahan, Deehan, Ban, Bern

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Behan Family Origin

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Behan Family Occupations

What did your Behan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Behan. 4% of Behan men worked as a General Labourer and 42% of Behan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behan were Porter Furniture and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Groom
  • Painter decorator
  • Porter Furniture

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Behan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Behan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behan 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Behan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Behan. For the veterans among your Behan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behan Life Expectancy

What is the average Behan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Behan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Behan in 1946 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behan 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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