Began Family History

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Began Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Irish Begin or Beaghan (see Behan).

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

Similar surnames: Beagan, Bergan, Degan, Begin, Beman, Bogan, Segan, Bega, Bean, Egan

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Began Family Origin

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Began Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Began occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Began's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Began. A less common occupation for the Began family was Not Given.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Son

  • Not Given


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Began Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Began. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Began 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Began. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Began. For the veterans among your Began ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Began Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Began life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Began in 1966 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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