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Bensen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named Bensen. Altered form of Bengtsson, Bendtsen and the like, patronymics from Bengt, Bendt, Scandinavian forms of Benedict.

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


Similar surnames: Benson, Bentsen, Bernsen, Jensen, Jessen, Nessen, Benston, Bergen

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Bensen Family Origin

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Bensen Family Occupations

What did your Bensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bensen. A less common occupation for the Bensen family was Grocer. The most common Bensen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Bensen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Grocer

    3%

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

Bensen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bensen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bensen in 1945 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bensen 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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