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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.

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


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

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Bein Family Origin

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Bein Family Occupations

What did your Bein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Bein's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bein. A less common occupation for the Bein family was Bar Keeper.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • At Home

    3%
  • Bar Keeper

    3%

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Bein Historical Records

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Census Record

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

There are 1,000 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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Bein Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bein 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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