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

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%

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

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Bene Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bene

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