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Bene Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Benedek, Hungarian form of Benedict. Italian: from the personal name Bene, an omen name meaning ‘well’, ‘good’, or a short form of the various compound omen names beginning with this element, such as Benvenuto (meaning ‘welcome’) and Benenato (‘well born’). German: from a short form of Beneke.

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


Similar surnames: Bence, Bena, Benn, Benes, Ben, Benke, Beno, Bein, Bien, Benz

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Bene Family Origin

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Bene Family Occupations

What did your Bene ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bene occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Bene's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bene. A less common occupation for the Bene family was Tailor.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bene ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bene Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bene Life Expectancy

What is the average Bene lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bene in 1963 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bene

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bene 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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