Benedict Family History

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Benedict Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict of Norcia (c.480–550), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. No doubt the meaning of the Latin word also contributed to its popularity as a personal name, especially in Romance countries.

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


Similar surnames: Benedick, Benedetto, Benedix, Bendt, Benet, Bendick, Benito, Bendix

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Benedict Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Benedict name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Benedict. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

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Benedict Family Origin

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Benedict Family Occupations

What did your Benedict ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benedict. A less common occupation for the Benedict family was Carpenter. The most common Benedict occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Benedict's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Benedict Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Benedict. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benedict 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Benedict. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Benedict. For the veterans among your Benedict ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benedict Life Expectancy

What is the average Benedict lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Benedict life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Benedict in 1944 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benedict 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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