Bence Family History

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Bence Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, Bence, Benz, derived from Old German Benzo. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Bentz or Benz. French: from Benzi, an Italian form of the Germanic personal name Bandizo. Hungarian (also found in Slovenia): from a short form of the old ecclesiastical name Bencenc, from Latin Vincentius. See also Vince. From the 16th century onward, Bence was confused with Bencse, a pet form of Benedek (see Benedict), and various derivatives of the personal name Benjámin (see Benjamin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bene, Bunce, Benke, Lence, Beck, Bench, Mente, Hence, Senne, Jenke

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Bence Family Origin

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Bence Family Occupations

What did your Bence ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bence. 12% of Bence men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Bence women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bence were Night Watchman and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Merchant
  • Grocer Retired
  • Night Watchman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bence Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bence. For the veterans among your Bence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bence Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bence in 1955 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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