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Benis Family History

Benis Surname Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Benye (a pet form of Beniamin; see Bien Benjamin ) + the Yiddish possessive and patronymic suffix -s. Latvian: from a short form of the personal name Benedikts (see Benedict ). Czech and Slovak (Beniš): from a short form of the personal name Benedikt (see Benedict ). The homonymous Sorbian cognates B'eniš and Bjeniš are found in Germanized and Americanized forms only (see Benisch and Benish ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bennis, Benik, Benes, Banis, Bonis, Denis, Enis, Benda, Benns, Bones

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Where is the Benis family from?

You can see how Benis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Benis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 21 Benis families living in Hampshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Benis's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Benis families in 1891.
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What did your Benis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Benis. 100% of Benis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 835 immigration records available for the last name Benis. 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 Cards

There are 361 military records available for the last name Benis. For the veterans among your Benis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Benis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Benis in 1963 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

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