Bien Family History

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Bien Name Meaning

Polish (Bien): from a short form of the personal names Benedykt (see Benedict) or Beniamin (see Benjamin). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Beniamin (see Benjamin). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish bin ‘bee’, German Bien(e), or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. German: from the dialect word Bien ‘bee’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper or nickname for an industrious person. Vietnamese (Biên): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Bier, Wien, Lien, Oien, Been, Vien, Bies, Ben, Biel, Kinn

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Bien Family Origin

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Bien Family Occupations

What did your Bien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bien. 17% of Bien men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Bien women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bien were Salesman and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress

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

Bien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bien 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bien. 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 Bien. For the veterans among your Bien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bien Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bien in 1942 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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