Bentham Family History

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Bentham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in North Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, named Bentham, from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Benham, Feltham, Denham, Beetham, Derham, Benthall, Braham, Burcham

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Bentham Family Origin

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Bentham Family Occupations

What did your Bentham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bentham family was Drayman. The most common Bentham occupation in the USA was At Home. 11% of Bentham's were At Homes. At Home, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bentham.

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  • At Home

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Drayman


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

Bentham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Bentham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bentham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bentham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bentham. For the veterans among your Bentham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bentham Life Expectancy

What is the average Bentham lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bentham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Bentham in 1946 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bentham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bentham 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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