Benz Family History

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Benz Name Meaning

South German: (in Alemannic areas) from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berthold, or to a lesser extent of Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Benn, Enz, Lenz, Menz, Betz, Bene, Wenz, Denz, Bens, Benza

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Benz Family Origin

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Benz Family Occupations

What did your Benz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Benz family was Waiter Hotel. The most common Benz occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 25% of Benz's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Clock Maker and Pork Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benz.

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  • Bricklayer

    25%
  • Clock Maker

    25%
  • Pork Butcher

    25%
  • Waiter Hotel

    25%

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

Benz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Benz. 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 Benz. For the veterans among your Benz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benz Life Expectancy

What is the average Benz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Benz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Benz in 1941 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benz 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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