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Bennie Family History

Bennie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Bennie in Almond in Perthshire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bennis, Benzie, Bennin, Senne, Lennie, Bernier, Benne, Benis, Bence

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Where is the Bennie family from?

You can see how Bennie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bennie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bennie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 2 Bennie families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bennie's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bennie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bennie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bennie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bennie. 19% of Bennie men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Bennie women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bennie were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Bennie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bennie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bennie. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bennie. For the veterans among your Bennie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bennie lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bennie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bennie in 1961 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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