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Bein Name Meaning

German: from Bein ‘bone leg’ as a nickname for a cripple or for someone who was exceptionally long-legged. In some cases it may be a short form of a compound name containing this element such as Langbein (‘long leg’) Stelzbein (‘peg leg’). North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard . In Low German the older short form Behn (see Behn ) was diphthongized to Bein. German: in some cases possibly a topographic name referring to an enclosed pasture see Bunde .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wein, Behn, Benn, Bain, Been, Mein, Lein, Bean, Bern, Dein

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Where is the Bein family from?

You can see how Bein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Bein families living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bein's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Bein families in 1840.
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What did your Bein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bein. 16% of Bein men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Bein women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bein were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bein. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bein. For the veterans among your Bein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bein lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bein in 1953 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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