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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

What did your Benes ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

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

Benes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Benes Life Expectancy

What is the average Benes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benes 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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