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Bento Name Meaning

Portuguese: from the personal name, Portuguese form of Benedict.

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


Similar surnames: Vento, Beno, Benko, Benyo, Benito, Berto, Beato, Mento, Benak, Penso

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Where is the Bento family from?

You can see how Bento families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bento family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Bento families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Bento families living in California. This was about 65% of all the recorded Bento's in the USA. California had the highest population of Bento families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bento surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bento ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bento. 40% of Bento men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Bento women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bento were Plasterer and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Plasterer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bento. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bento census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bento. 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 Cards

There are 965 military records available for the last name Bento. For the veterans among your Bento ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bento lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bento life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bento in 1956 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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