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

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Behan Family Origin

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Behan Family Occupations

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  • Chelsea Pensioner (Army)

    6%
  • Coachman

    6%
  • Dock Labourer

    6%
  • Engine Tenter

    6%

In 1881, the most common Behan occupation in the UK was Chelsea Pensioner (Army). 6% of Behan's were Chelsea Pensioner (Army)s. A less common occupation for the Behan family was Engine Tenter. Chelsea Pensioner (Army), Coachman and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behan.

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Behan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behan

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