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Benckert Family History

Benckert Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Benkert, Beckert, Beckett, Becker, Heckert, Blackert, Bickert

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Where is the Benckert family from?

You can see how Benckert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benckert family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Benckert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Benckert family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Benckert's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Benckert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benckert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benckert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Operator and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Benckert. 50% of Benckert men worked as an Operator and 100% of Benckert women worked as a Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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What Benckert family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 954 census records available for the last name Benckert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benckert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 66 immigration records available for the last name Benckert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 295 military records available for the last name Benckert. For the veterans among your Benckert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benckert lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Benckert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Benckert in 1963 was 71, and 74 in 2003.

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