Benes Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Beneš): from a reduced form of the personal name Benedikt, Czech form of Benedict. This is one of the most common Czech family names, also well established elsewhere in central Europe.

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


Similar surnames: Bene, Benis, Benet, Benak, Benesh, Bones, Bines, Banes, Denes, Bess

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Benes Family Origin

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Benes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

In 1880, the most common Benes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Benes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benes family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benes.

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Benes Historical Records

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Benes Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Benes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Benes in 1955 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benes

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