Benge Family History

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Benge Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place named Bengen in Rhineland. Hungarian: from a place in Baranya county called Benge, one of only a few Hungarian habitational names without the -i suffix.

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

Similar surnames: Bente, Bene, Bengel, Berge, Bence, Enge, Belle, Engel, Benne, Bennie

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Benge Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Benge name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Benge Family Origin

Where is the Benge family from?

Benge Family Occupations

What did your Benge ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Benge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Benge's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benge. A less common occupation for the Benge family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith


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

Benge Historical Records

What Benge family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Benge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benge 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Benge. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Benge. For the veterans among your Benge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benge Life Expectancy

What is the average Benge lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Benge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Benge in 1945 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benge 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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