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Bens Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Berns, Beins, Sens, Benn, Benz, Bene, Jens, Bess, Beus, Boers

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Bens Family Origin

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Bens Family Occupations

What did your Bens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bens. The most common Bens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bens family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farm Hand

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

Bens Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bens Life Expectancy

What is the average Bens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Bens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bens in 1963 was 64, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bens 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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