Begin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): variant of Begun. Variant of the Irish surname Beggin, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’, a personal name from the diminutive of beag ‘small’.

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


Similar surnames: Bergin, Belin, Bogin, Bean, Bein, Begun, Levin, Bunin, Bellin, Brain

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Begin Family Origin

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Begin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Cultivateur

    10%
  • Journalier

    5%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Begin family was School. Farmer, Cultivateur and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Begin. The most common Begin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Begin's were Farmers.

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Begin Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Begin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Begin in 1948 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Begin

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