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Bein Name Meaning

German: from Bein ‘bone’, ‘leg’, as a nickname for a cripple or for someone who was exceptionally long-legged. In some cases it may be a short form of a compound name containing this element such as Langbein (‘long leg’), Stelzbein (‘peg leg’). North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard. In Low German the older short form Behn (see Behn) was diphthongized to Bein.

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


Similar surnames: Wein, Behn, Benn, Bain, Been, Mein, Lein, Bean, Bern, Dein

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Bein Family Origin

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Bein Family Occupations

What did your Bein ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Civil Servant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bein. 9% of Bein men worked as a Civil Servant and 47% of Bein women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bein were Joiners Labourer and Mothers Help

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Civil Servant
    9%
  • Coon Merchant (german Refuge
    9%
  • Hairdressers Sundriesman
    9%
  • Joiners Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    47%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    8%
  • Milliner
    8%
  • Mothers Help
    8%

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

Bein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bein 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bein. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bein. For the veterans among your Bein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bein Life Expectancy

What is the average Bein lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bein in 1953 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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