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Bena Name Meaning

Northern Italian (Piedmont): from a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato (see Benenati). Czech (Béna) and Slovak (Bena): from a pet form of the personal name Benedikt (see Benedict). Hungarian (Béna): nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek, Hungarian form of Benedict.

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


Similar surnames: Bene, Bona, Bina, Benn, Bera, Benak, Beno, Benda, Benza, Ben

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Bena Family Origin

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Bena Family Occupations

What did your Bena ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bena family was Iron Mill. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Fruit Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bena. The most common Bena occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Bena's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Cabinet Maker

    9%
  • Fruit Dealer

    9%
  • Iron Mill

    9%

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

Bena Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bena Life Expectancy

What is the average Bena lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bena in 1957 was 62, and 53 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bena

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bena 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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