Been Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname from been ‘leg’, probably a nickname for a cripple. Dutch: occupational name for a butcher. Dutch: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element Ber(n)- ‘bear’, as for example Bernhard. English: variant spelling of Bean.

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

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Been Family Origin

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Been Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Farming

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Been. A less common occupation for the Been family was Laborer. The most common Been occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Been's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Been | Data not to scale

Been Historical Records

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Been Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Been life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Been in 1957 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Been

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