Bene Family History

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Bene Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Benedek, Hungarian form of Benedict. Italian: from the personal name Bene, an omen name meaning ‘well’, ‘good’, or a short form of the various compound omen names beginning with this element, such as Benvenuto (meaning ‘welcome’) and Benenato (‘well born’). German: from a short form of Beneke.

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


Similar surnames: Bence, Bena, Benn, Benes, Ben, Benke, Beno, Bein, Bien, Benz

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Bene Family Origin

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Bene Family Occupations

What did your Bene ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Licensed London Taxi Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bene. 10% of Bene men worked as a Licensed London Taxi Driver and 48% of Bene women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bene were Commercial Traveller and House Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Licensed London Taxi Driver
    10%
  • Clay Labourer Pension
    5%
  • Col Administrator Se
    5%
  • Commercial Traveller
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    48%
  • Domestic Servant
    12%
  • Butchers Book keeper cash
    4%
  • House Wife
    4%

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

Bene Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bene census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bene. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bene. For the veterans among your Bene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bene Life Expectancy

What is the average Bene lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bene in 1963 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bene

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