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Bines Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Bine (from Yiddish bin ‘bee’, used as a translation of the Hebrew female personal name Devora ‘Deborah’, the literal meaning of which is ‘bee’). Bine is often folk-etymologized as being from the Hebrew noun bina ‘understanding’.

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


Similar surnames: Brines, Mines, Bones, Pines, Baines, Hines, Banes, Bies, Benes, Biles

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Where is the Bines family from?

You can see how Bines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bines families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Bines families living in New Jersey. This was about 22% of all the recorded Bines's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Bines families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bines surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bines ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bines. 53% of Bines men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Bines women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bines were Farmer and Cook.

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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

  • Laborer
    53%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Manager
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    19%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 819 immigration records available for the last name Bines. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bines. For the veterans among your Bines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bines lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bines in 1947 was 36, and 48 in 2004.

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