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BEAN Family HistoryThis interesting name has three possible origins, the first being derived from an Anglo-Saxon occupational name for a grower or seller of beans, from the Old English pre 7th Century 'bean', beans. The second origin is from the Middle English (1100-1500) word 'bene', friendly, amiable; the name was given as a nickname for a pleasant person. The third possible origin is Scottish and is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name 'Beathan', a diminutive of 'be(a)tha', life. The name development since 1166 (see below) includes the following: Robertus filius Biene (1168, Cumberland), Ricardus filus Bene (1278, Lancashire) and Juliana Bean (1301, Yorkshire).
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