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Bengston Family History

Bengston Name Meaning

Metathesized spelling of Swedish Bengtsson.

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


Similar surnames: Bengtson, Bankston, Bernson, Deniston, Kenaston, Bergson, Benison

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Where is the Bengston family from?

You can see how Bengston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bengston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bengston families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 50 Bengston families living in Illinois. This was about 56% of all the recorded Bengston's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bengston families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bengston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bengston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bengston. 27% of Bengston men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Bengston women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bengston were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bengston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bengston 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bengston. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bengston. For the veterans among your Bengston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bengston lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bengston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bengston in 1959 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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