Bens Family History

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Bens Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Berns, Beins, Sens, Benn, Benz, Bene, Jens, Bess, Beus, Boers

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Bens Family Origin

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Bens Family Occupations

What did your Bens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural Warker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bens. 10% of Bens men worked as an Agricultural Warker and 45% of Bens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bens were China Clay Labourer Heavy and None and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agricultural Warker
    10%
  • Bank Messenger
    10%
  • Bress Finisher Steam Fitting
    10%
  • China Clay Labourer Heavy
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    45%
  • Domestic Duties
    12%
  • Maid Servant
    12%
  • None and Incapacitated
    12%

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

Bens Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bens Life Expectancy

What is the average Bens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Bens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bens in 1963 was 64, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bens 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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