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Bennis Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Bernhard. English: patronymic from the personal name Benne (see Benn).

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

Similar surnames: Benis, Dennis, Bennie, Benns, Tennis, Benn, Kennis, Benzie, Beins

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Bennis Family Origin

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Bennis Family Occupations

What did your Bennis ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Bennis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bennis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bennis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bennis. 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 Bennis. For the veterans among your Bennis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bennis Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bennis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bennis in 1943 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bennis 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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