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Benner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne ‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’. In some cases probably an altered spelling of German Bender. English (East Midlands): possibly a variant of Bender.

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


Similar surnames: Penner, Fenner, Brenner, Berner, Renner, Banner, Jenner, Denner

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Benner Family Origin

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Benner Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benner family was Carpenter. The most common Benner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Benner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benner.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Benner Historical Records

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Benner Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Benner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Benner in 1944 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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