Bengtson Family History

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Bengtson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Bengtsson, a patronymic from the personal name Bengt, Swedish form of Benedict.

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

Similar surnames: Bengtsson, Benson, Benenson, Betson, Denison, Enerson, Bengston

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Bengtson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bengtson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bengtson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Bengtson Family Origin

Where is the Bengtson family from?

Bengtson Family Occupations

What did your Bengtson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bengtson. A less common occupation for the Bengtson family was Tailor. The most common Bengtson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 68% of Bengtson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Tailor


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bengtson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bengtson Historical Records

What Bengtson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bengtson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bengtsoncensus 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Bengtson. 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 Bengtson. For the veterans among your Bengtson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bengtson Life Expectancy

What is the average Bengtson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bengtson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bengtson in 1959 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bengtson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bengtson 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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