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Benkert Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from a place named Benk, of which there are several examples in Bavaria, or from either of two places in Switzerland named Benken, in Basel and Zurich cantons. In some instances it may be an occupational name for a carpenter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benken ‘to make benches’.

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


Similar surnames: Benner, Banker, Bankert, Pinkert, Bender, Zenker, Becker, Beeker

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Benkert Family Origin

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Benkert Family Occupations

What did your Benkert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benkert. The most common Benkert occupation in the USA was Butcher. 9% of Benkert's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Benkert family was Barber.

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  • Butcher

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Barber

    3%

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

Benkert Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Benkert Life Expectancy

What is the average Benkert lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Benkert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Benkert in 1950 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benkert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benkert 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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