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Beran Name Meaning

Czech and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from beran ‘ram’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a ram in some way, for example, someone with curly hair. It is also found as a nickname for a pig-headed or arrogant person and as a derogatory nickname for a Protestant.

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


Similar surnames: Baran, Belan, Bean, Berman, German, Belin, Braun, Beron, Bergan, Ban

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Where is the Beran family from?

You can see how Beran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Beran families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 23 Beran families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Beran's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beran families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beran. 23% of Beran men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Beran women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beran were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Beran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beran census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Beran. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Beran lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Beran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Beran in 1946 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

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