Bednar Family History

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Bednar Name Meaning

Czech (Bednár), Slovak (Bednár), and Slovene: occupational name meaning ‘cooper’. Compare Bodnar. Americanized spelling of Polish Bednarz ‘cooper’.

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


Similar surnames: Bodnar, Bednarz, Bear, Bednarik, Berner, Bernard, Bodner, Bonar

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Bednar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bednar name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bednar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    28%

  • England & Wales

    27%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • Baltic States

    4%

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Bednar Family Origin

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Bednar Family Occupations

What did your Bednar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bednar family was Merchant. The most common Bednar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Bednar's were Farmers. Farmer, Harness Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bednar.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Harness Maker

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Merchant

    8%

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

Bednar Historical Records

What Bednar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bednar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bednar 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 Bednar. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bednar. For the veterans among your Bednar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bednar Life Expectancy

What is the average Bednar lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bednar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bednar in 1946 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bednar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bednar 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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