Bensman Family History

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Bensman Name Meaning

North German (Bensmann): variant of Bensemann, a compound of Bense + -man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Beeman, Mersman, Beckman, Bergman, Essman, Breneman, Messman, Brosman

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Bensman Family Origin

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Bensman Family Occupations

What did your Bensman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bensman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Bensman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bensman family was Keeping Store. Farmer, Boiler Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bensman.

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  • Farmer

  • Boiler Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping Store


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

Bensman Historical Records

What Bensman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bensman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bensman 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 242 immigration records available for the last name Bensman. 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 263 military records available for the last name Bensman. For the veterans among your Bensman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bensman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bensman lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bensman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bensman in 1959 was 49, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bensman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bensman 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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