Benney Family History

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Benney Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): from a pet form of the personal name Benne (see Benn).

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


Similar surnames: Berney, Benner, Tenney, Bennis, Bennie, Benne, Bunney, Bence, Bonner

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Benney Family Origin

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Benney Family Occupations

What did your Benney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Benney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Benney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benney family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Keeping House and Bank Cashier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benney.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Bank Cashier

    3%
  • Brick Mason

    3%

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

Benney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Benney

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Benney. 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 Benney. For the veterans among your Benney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benney Life Expectancy

What is the average Benney lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Benney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Benney in 1954 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benney 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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