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Bensel Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German bensel, pensel ‘(paint)brush’; it also meant ‘opinionated fool’ and it is no doubt from this sense that the name arose.

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

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Bensel Family Origin

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Bensel Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    11%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Bensel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 11% of Bensel's were Laborers. Laborer, Baker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bensel. A less common occupation for the Bensel family was Farmer.

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Bensel Historical Records

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Bensel Life Expectancy

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