Bentle Family History

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Bentle Name Meaning

In some cases probably an Americanized spelling of South German Bentl or Bentele, from short forms of the personal name Pantaleon (see Pantaleo); in others perhaps an altered spelling of English Bendle.

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

Similar surnames: Bentley, Bantle, Bendle, Bence, Bortle, Bendele, Wendle, Kendle

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Bentle Family Origin

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Bentle Family Occupations

What did your Bentle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bentle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bentle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bentle family was Grocer. Farmer, Banker and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bentle.

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  • Farmer

  • Banker

  • Coal Miner

  • Grocer


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

Bentle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bentle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bentle 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 112 immigration records available for the last name Bentle. 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 317 military records available for the last name Bentle. For the veterans among your Bentle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bentle Life Expectancy

What is the average Bentle lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bentle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bentle in 1963 was 67, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bentle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bentle 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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