Beneke Family History

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Beneke Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of Bernhard.

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

Similar surnames: Benike, Behnke, Benecke, Deneke, Bethke, Jenke, Denke, Bertke, Benck

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Beneke Family Origin

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Beneke Family Occupations

What did your Beneke ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, General Merchant and Laundry Proprietor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Beneke. The most common Beneke occupation in the UK was General Merchant. 33% of Beneke's were General Merchants. A less common occupation for the Beneke family was Lodginghouse Keeper.

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  • General Merchant

  • Laundry Proprietor

  • Lodginghouse Keeper


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Beneke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Beneke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beneke 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beneke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beneke. For the veterans among your Beneke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beneke Life Expectancy

What is the average Beneke lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beneke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Beneke in 1945 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beneke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beneke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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