Bentzel Family History

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Bentzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Bentz.

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


Similar surnames: Gentzel, Benzel, Rentzel, Henzel, Metzel, Menzel, Wenzel, Netzel

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Bentzel Family Origin

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Bentzel Family Occupations

What did your Bentzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bentzel family was Retired Farmer. The most common Bentzel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Bentzel's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bentzel.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Retired Farmer

    6%

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

Bentzel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bentzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bentzel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bentzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bentzel in 1945 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bentzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bentzel 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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