Benny Family History

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Benny Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Benney.

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


Similar surnames: Jenny, Bonny, Bendy, Hanny, Beans, Benner, Berney, Brenny, Penny

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Benny Family Origin

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Benny Family Occupations

What did your Benny ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benny family was At Home. The most common Benny occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Benny's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benny.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Shoemaker

    4%
  • At Home

    2%

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

Benny Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benny 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Benny. 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 Benny. For the veterans among your Benny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benny Life Expectancy

What is the average Benny lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Benny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Benny in 1956 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benny

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benny 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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