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Benner Family History

Benner Name Meaning
South German: occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne ‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’.In some cases probably an altered spelling of German Bender.English (East Midlands): possibly a variant of Bender.

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

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Name Distribution of Benner Families

  • Number of Benner families
     274 - 546
     92 - 273
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Benner families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Benner families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Benner Family Origin

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Benner Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Benner

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Benner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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