Benker Family History

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Benker Name Meaning

German: variant of Benkert.

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

Similar surnames: Benner, Wenker, Bunker, Denker, Bekker, Boenker, Bezner, Betker

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Benker Family Origin

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Benker Family Occupations

What did your Benker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benker. The most common Benker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Benker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benker family was Butcher, Works Out.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Brewer

  • Butcher, Works Out


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

Benker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Benker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Benker. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Benker. For the veterans among your Benker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benker Life Expectancy

What is the average Benker lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Benker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Benker in 1945 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benker 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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