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Beken Family History

Beken 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: Been, Belen, Becken, Belken, Berken, Beren, Behen, Bean, Baker, Beer

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Where is the Beken family from?

You can see how Beken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Beken families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Beken families living in Quebec. This was about 40% of all the recorded Beken's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Beken families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beken. 28% of Beken men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Beken women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beken were Farm Helper and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Operator
  • Labor
  • Farm Helper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Housewife
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What Beken family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Beken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beken census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 438 immigration records available for the last name Beken. 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 Cards

There are 133 military records available for the last name Beken. For the veterans among your Beken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beken lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Beken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Beken in 1959 was 52, and 71 in 2003.

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