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Begin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): variant of Begun. Variant of the Irish surname Beggin, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’, a personal name from the diminutive of beag ‘small’.

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


Similar surnames: Bergin, Belin, Bogin, Bean, Bein, Begun, Levin, Bunin, Bellin, Brain

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Begin Family Origin

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Begin Family Occupations

What did your Begin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Begin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Begin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Begin family was Cumir In Glove. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Begin.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Cumir In Glove

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Begin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Begin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Begin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Begin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Begin. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Begin. For the veterans among your Begin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Begin Life Expectancy

What is the average Begin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Begin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Begin in 1948 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Begin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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