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Beans Name Meaning

English: variant of Bean. Probably a translation of German Bohne, which while singular in standard German is also a dialect plural (the singular form being Bohn), or an Americanized spelling of Binz.

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


Similar surnames: Bean, Bears, Beas, Berns, Beane, Gean, Blank, Brass, Bens, Beach

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Where is the Beans family from?

You can see how Beans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beans families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Beans families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Beans's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Beans families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beans. 23% of Beans men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Beans women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beans were Clerk and Housework.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Trapper
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Laundress
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 926 immigration records available for the last name Beans. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Beans. For the veterans among your Beans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beans lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Beans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Beans in 1952 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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