Bench Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, Middle English benche (from Old English benc ‘bench’). This transferred sense of the word is not well attested, however, and some other sense of the word may be in question; perhaps one who sat on a bench in a hall, i.e. a retainer. Possibly an altered spelling of German Bensch.

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

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Bench Family Origin

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Bench Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1881, the most common Bench occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Bench's were Labourers. Labourer, Bricklayer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bench. A less common occupation for the Bench family was Blacksmith.

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Bench Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Bench life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bench in 1957 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bench

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