I note that your BEAN family was originally from Ireland and/or Scotland. Was the name pronounced Bane, with a long/elongated /A/ sound and with a silent /E/ ?
I am enquiring because my BEAN grandparents, who were of French descent, pronounced the name with an elongated /E/ sound, as BEEN. The name, in my case, is a "translation" of the French LEFEBVRE. Please advise, Jeanne