Benke Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Benedek (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Benko, Bence, Bene, Lenke, Denke, Jenke, Henke, Berke, Behnke, Betke

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Benke Family Origin

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Benke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Teamster

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, the most common Benke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Benke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benke. A less common occupation for the Benke family was Keeping House.

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Benke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Benke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Benke in 1963 was 73, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benke

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