Bien Name Meaning

Polish (Bien): from a short form of the personal names Benedykt (see Benedict) or Beniamin (see Benjamin). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Beniamin (see Benjamin). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish bin ‘bee’, German Bien(e), or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. German: from the dialect word Bien ‘bee’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper or nickname for an industrious person. Vietnamese (Biên): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Bier, Wien, Lien, Oien, Been, Vien, Bies, Ben, Biel, Kinn

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Bien Family Origin

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Bien Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bien family was Blacksmith. The most common Bien occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Bien's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bien.

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Bien Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Bien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bien in 1942 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bien

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