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Began Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ a personal name from a diminutive of beag ‘small’. The name has been Anglicized as Little Lyttle and Littleton . Slovak (mainly Begáň also Begán): dialect variant of Behan a cognate of 3 below. Slovenian: nickname derived from beg ‘escape getaway’ or from begati ‘to run about’. This surname is very rare in Slovenia. Croatian: from the old personal name Began derived from begati ‘to flee to run away’. Alternatively a surname originating from the times of the Turkish occupation of the Balkans ultimately derived from the Turkish title of respect beg (see Beg ). This surname is very rare in Croatia; in North America it may hence also be a shortened form of the Croatian and Serbian patronymic Beganović (see Beganovic ).

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


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

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You can see how Began families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Began family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Began families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Began families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Began's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Began families in 1891.
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What did your Began ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Began. 67% of Began women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Kitchen Hand
    34%
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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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