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Benitz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of two places so named near Gifhorn and Güstrow in northern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Beitz, Rentz, Zeitz, Dewitz, Peitz, Kemnitz, Bitz, Reitz, Britz

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Benitz Family Origin

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Benitz Family Occupations

What did your Benitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benitz family was Locksmith. The most common Benitz occupation in the USA was Coach Builder. 13% of Benitz's were Coach Builders. Coach Builder, Fancy Baker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benitz.

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  • Coach Builder

    13%
  • Fancy Baker

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Locksmith

    13%

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

Benitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benitz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Benitz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Benitz. For the veterans among your Benitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Benitz lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Benitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Benitz in 1964 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benitz 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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