Be Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: He, Bo, Ba, Ben, Bu, Ge, Abe, Re, Ye, Bye

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Be Family Origin

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Be Family Occupations

What did your Be ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Be. 30% of Be men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Be women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Be were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Weaver
  • Teacher
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Be Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Be. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Be 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Be. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Be. For the veterans among your Be ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Be Life Expectancy

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Between 1973 and 2004, in the United States, Be life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Be in 1973 was 80, and 101 in 2004.

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