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Bennett Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. See also Benedict.

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


Similar surnames: Bonnet, Jennett, Kennett, Dennett, Benet, Beckett, Barnett, Basnett

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Bennett Family Origin

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Bennett Family Occupations

What did your Bennett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bennett. A less common occupation for the Bennett family was Farming. The most common Bennett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bennett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Bennett Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bennett Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bennett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bennett in 1940 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bennett 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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