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Benet Family History

Benet Name Meaning

Catalan: from the Catalan form of the Latin personal name Benedictus (see Benedict ). Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from the personal name Benet ultimately derived from the Latin Benedictus (compare 1 above) and used by Jews as a vernacular equivalent of Hebrew Baruch . English (Montgomeryshire): variant of Bennett . French (mainly southern): variant of Benoît (see Benoit ). Compare Bennet 3 and Bennett

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


Similar surnames: Benes, Bene, Bonet, Bendt, Genet, Bennet, Berney, Benito, Best, Benak

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Where is the Benet family from?

You can see how Benet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Benet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Benet families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Benet's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Benet families in 1840.
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What did your Benet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Benet. 31% of Benet men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Benet women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benet were Clerk and Writer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Manager
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Cook
    34%
  • Writer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Benet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Benet. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Benet. For the veterans among your Benet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benet lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Benet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Benet in 1965 was 79, and 87 in 2004.

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