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Benda Name Meaning

Eastern German, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict). Southern French: occupational name for a merchant or tradesman.

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


Similar surnames: Bena, Banda, Bendy, Bendt, Bunda, Renda, Binda, Benza, Seda, Benak

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Where is the Benda family from?

You can see how Benda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Benda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 75 Benda families living in Iowa. This was about 39% of all the recorded Benda's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Benda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benda. 28% of Benda men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Benda women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benda were Carpenter and 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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Benda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benda 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Benda. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Benda. For the veterans among your Benda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benda lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Benda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Benda in 1951 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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