Ben Name Meaning

Muslim: abstracted as a surname from Arabic ben ‘son of’, as in Bensoussan. This is quite commonly used as a surname among Muslims living in France. Italian (also Del Ben): from a dialect form of bene ‘well’. This form, without the preposition, is found only in Belluno province, in particular in Taibon Agordino. Indian (Gujarat): from Gujarati ben ‘sister’, from Sanskrit bhagini, a title often attached to their given name by Gujarati women. It is not a true family name, but is sometimes used as a last name by women who do not have a surname.

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

Similar surnames: Bene, Bien, Wen, Ban, Bean, Bena, Boen, Benn, Ren, Bey

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Ben Family Origin

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Ben Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ben. 7% of Ben men worked as a General Bricklayer and 42% of Ben women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ben were Agricultural Labourer Heavy Work and Civil Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Bricklayer
  • A B Seaman (unemployed
  • Administrator Officer Lg
  • Agricultural Labourer Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Campander Help Paid
  • Civil Servant

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ben in 1950 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

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