Ben Name Meaning

Muslim: abstracted as a surname from Arabic ben ‘son of’, as in Bensoussan. This is quite commonly used as a surname among Muslims living in France. Italian (also Del Ben): from a dialect form of bene ‘well’. This form, without the preposition, is found only in Belluno province, in particular in Taibon Agordino. Indian (Gujarat): from Gujarati ben ‘sister’, from Sanskrit bhagini, a title often attached to their given name by Gujarati women. It is not a true family name, but is sometimes used as a last name by women who do not have a surname.

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

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Ben Family Origin

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    28%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ben. A less common occupation for the Ben family was Farm Laborer. The most common Ben occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Ben's were Farmers.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Ben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ben in 1950 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ben

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