Benis Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Benye (a pet form of Beniamin; see Bien, Benjamin) + the Yiddish possessive and patronymic suffix -s. Latvian: from a shortened form of the personal name Benedikts (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Bennis, Benik, Benes, Banis, Bonis, Denis, Enis, Benda, Benns, Bones

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Benis Family Origin

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Benis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • D. D.

    14%
  • Express

    14%
  • Horse Shoer

    14%

In 1880, farmer, D. D. and Express were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benis. A less common occupation for the Benis family was Horse Shoer. The most common Benis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Benis's were Farmers.

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Between 1963 and 2004, Benis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Benis in 1963 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benis

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