Benn Family History

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Benn Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Benne, which is in part a short form of Benedict and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name Bjorn meaning ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’. North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Henn, Bene, Bean, Bein, Penn, Genn, Bann, Bern, Bena, Behn

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Benn Family Origin

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Benn Family Occupations

What did your Benn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Benn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Benn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benn family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benn.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Benn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Benn Life Expectancy

What is the average Benn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Benn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Benn in 1944 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benn 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.

Famous Benn Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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