Benns Family History

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Benns Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Benn.

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

Similar surnames: Bennis, Binns, Beins, Benn, Benis, Berns, Enns, Benes, Benne, Bess

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Benns Family Origin

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Benns Family Occupations

What did your Benns 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 Benns. 16% of Benns men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Benns women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benns were Railway Porter and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Farmer
  • Railway Porter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Housekeeper
  • Incapacitated

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

Benns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Benns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benns 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 Benns. 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 614 military records available for the last name Benns. For the veterans among your Benns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benns Life Expectancy

What is the average Benns lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Benns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Benns in 1956 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benns

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benns 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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