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Benac Surname Meaning

Croatian: from an old pet form of the personal name Benedikt (see Benedict ). French (Bénac): habitational name from any of the places in Ariège and Hautes-Pyrénées named Bénac from the Gallo-Roman personal name Benos + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Cenac, Bena, Benham, Tena, Benis, Beas, Benak, Bean, Benza, Bence

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Where is the Benac family from?

You can see how Benac families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benac family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Benac families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Benac families living in Quebec. This was about 75% of all the recorded Benac's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Benac families in 1911.
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What did your Benac ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Benac. 37% of Benac men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Plumber
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Benac. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benac 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Benac. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 248 military records available for the last name Benac. For the veterans among your Benac ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benac lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Benac life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Benac in 1962 was 83, and 90 in 2004.

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