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Benson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict (see Benn). English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin (see Bien, Benjamin) + German Sohn ‘son’. Scandinavian: altered form of such names as Bengtsson, Bendtsen, patronymics from Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict.

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


Similar surnames: Belson, Bensen, Benton, Benston, Bendon, Bernson, Brenton, Kelson

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Benson Family Origin

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Benson Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Benson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Benson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benson.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Benson Historical Records

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Benson Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Benson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Benson in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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