Bentsen Family History

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Bentsen Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Bengt, Ben(d)t, short forms of Benignus, Benedikt (see Benedict).

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

Similar surnames: Bensen, Bentzen, Benson, Berntsen, Jensen, Bernsen, Bentson, Berndsen

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Bentsen Family Origin

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Bentsen Family Occupations

What did your Bentsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bentsen. 22% of Bentsen men worked as a Carpenter and 30% of Bentsen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bentsen were Clerk and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Insurance Clerk
  • Maid
  • Servant

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

Bentsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bentsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bentsen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bentsen. 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 521 military records available for the last name Bentsen. For the veterans among your Bentsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bentsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bentsen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bentsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Bentsen in 1954 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bentsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bentsen 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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