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Bence Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, Bence, Benz, derived from Old German Benzo. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Bentz or Benz. French: from Benzi, an Italian form of the Germanic personal name Bandizo. Hungarian (also found in Slovenia): from a short form of the old ecclesiastical name Bencenc, from Latin Vincentius. See also Vince. From the 16th century onward, Bence was confused with Bencse, a pet form of Benedek (see Benedict), and various derivatives of the personal name Benjámin (see Benjamin).

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


Similar surnames: Bene, Bunce, Benke, Lence, Beck, Bench, Mente, Hence, Senne, Jenke

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Bence Family Origin

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Bence Family Occupations

What did your Bence ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bence. The most common Bence occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bence's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bence family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Bence Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bence Life Expectancy

What is the average Bence lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bence in 1955 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bence 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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