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Bendt Family History

Bendt Name Meaning

Danish: from the personal name Bendt Danish form of Benedict . German: habitational name from a place so named near Hanover.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bendy, Benda, Bence, Benn, Belt, Wendt, Benet, Eidt, Bernat, Berndt

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Where is the Bendt family from?

You can see how Bendt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bendt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bendt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Bendt families living in Illinois. This was about 53% of all the recorded Bendt's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bendt families in 1880.
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What did your Bendt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bendt. 37% of Bendt men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bendt women worked as a 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
    37%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bendt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bendt 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Bendt. 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 487 military records available for the last name Bendt. For the veterans among your Bendt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bendt lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bendt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bendt in 1963 was 88, and 76 in 2004.

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