Benke Family History

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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

What did your Benke ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Teamster

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Benke Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Benke Life Expectancy

What is the average Benke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benke 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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