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Bendon Family History

Bendon Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Benden, which may be a habitational name from Benenden in Kent, named from the Old English personal name Bionna + -ing- denoting association with + denn ‘woodland pasture’.

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

Similar surnames: Benson, Benton, Hendon, Kenton, Brandon, Banton, Denton, Benston

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Where is the Bendon family from?

You can see how Bendon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bendon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bendon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Bendon families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bendon's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bendon families in 1840.
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What did your Bendon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bendon. 35% of Bendon men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Bendon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bendon were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bendon. 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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There are 570 military records available for the last name Bendon. For the veterans among your Bendon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bendon lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2003, in the United States, Bendon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bendon in 1947 was 41, and 100 in 2003.

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