Benns Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Benn.

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


Similar surnames: Bennis, Binns, Beins, Benn, Benis, Berns, Enns, Benes, Benne, Bess

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Benns Family Origin

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Benns Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benns family was Carpenter. The most common Benns occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Benns's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benns.

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Benns Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Benns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Benns in 1956 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benns

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