Bensley Family History

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Bensley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly, in view of the present-day concentration of the name in Norwich, in East Anglia.

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

Similar surnames: Hensley, Bentley, Densley, Beasley, Pendley, Insley, Bunkley, Linsley

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Bensley Family Origin

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Bensley Family Occupations

What did your Bensley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bensley family was Groom. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bensley. The most common Bensley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Bensley's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Carpenter

  • Groom


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

Bensley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Bensley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bensley 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 Bensley. 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 Bensley. For the veterans among your Bensley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bensley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bensley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bensley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bensley in 1958 was 39, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bensley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bensley 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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