Behan Family History

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Behan Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beachain ‘descendant of Beachán’, a personal name from a diminutive of beach ‘bee’. Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Beathán, a derivative of beatha ‘life’ (see Bean 3).

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

Similar surnames: Bean, Bohan, Belan, Behn, Boran, Benn, Teahan, Deehan, Ban, Bern

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Behan Family Origin

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Behan Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Behan. 28% of Behan men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Agent
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper

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

Behan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Behan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behan 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Behan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Behan. For the veterans among your Behan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behan Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Behan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Behan in 1946 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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