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Benak Family History

Benak Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Benák or Benák): from a pet form of the personal name Benedikt (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Bena, Benik, Benko, Benes, Beno, Manak, Fedak, Bence, Bina, Bezek

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Where is the Benak family from?

You can see how Benak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Benak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Benak families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Benak's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Benak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benak. 33% of Benak men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Benak women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benak were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Packer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Benak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benak 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 493 immigration records available for the last name Benak. 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 306 military records available for the last name Benak. For the veterans among your Benak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benak lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Benak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Benak in 1960 was 56, and 90 in 2004.

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