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Be Family History

Be Name Meaning

Chinese: Teochew or Hokkien form of the surname 馬 see Ma Vietnamese (Bế): possibly from the Chinese surname 閉 see Bi 5.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Be family from?

You can see how Be families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Be family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Be families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Be families living in Devon. This was about 60% of all the recorded Be's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Be families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Be surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Be ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Caterer Cafe Manager and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Be. 100% of Be men worked as a Caterer Cafe Manager and 67% of Be women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Caterer Cafe Manager
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Shorthand Typist
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Be. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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What is the average Be lifespan?

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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