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Bents Name Meaning

Variant of German Benz.

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


Similar surnames: Bentz, Bunts, Beets, Bens, Betts, Brents, Bantz, Sens, Menth, Sentz

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Bents Family Origin

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Bents Family Occupations

What did your Bents ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bents occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Bents's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bents family was Clergyman. Farmer, Laborer and Basket Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bents.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Basket Maker

    4%
  • Clergyman

    4%

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

Bents Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bents Life Expectancy

What is the average Bents lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bents life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bents in 1963 was 61, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bents

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bents 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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