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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

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Benn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benn

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