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Benhart Name Meaning

Probably a variant of German Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Bernhart, Neihart, Dienhart, Bernhardt, Reinhart, Lenhart, Bernhard

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Where is the Benhart family from?

You can see how Benhart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benhart family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Benhart families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Benhart families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Benhart's in USA. New York had the highest population of Benhart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benhart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Benhart. 29% of Benhart men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Benhart women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benhart were New Worker and Gen Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Labor
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Gen Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 114 immigration records available for the last name Benhart. 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 282 military records available for the last name Benhart. For the veterans among your Benhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benhart lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Benhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Benhart in 1945 was 23, and 59 in 2003.

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