Benn Family History

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Benn Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Benne, which is in part a short form of Benedict and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name Bjorn meaning ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’. North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Henn, Bene, Bean, Bein, Penn, Genn, Bann, Bern, Bena, Behn

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Benn Family Origin

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Benn Family Occupations

What did your Benn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Benn. 17% of Benn men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Benn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benn were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Painter decorator
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Benn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Benn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benn 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Benn. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Benn. For the veterans among your Benn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benn Life Expectancy

What is the average Benn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Benn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Benn in 1944 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

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