Bennett Family History

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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

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bennett. 15% of Bennett men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Bennett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bennett were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bennett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million 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 197,000 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 291,000 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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