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Benza Family History

Benza Name Meaning

Italian: from a feminine form of the personal name Benso, Benzo, pet forms of a Germanic name such as Bernardo, or from a medieval name such as Bene, Beno with the addition of the Germanic suffix -izo.

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


Similar surnames: Bena, Penza, Bence, Benz, Benda, Menza, Lenza, Buza, Benn, Maenza

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Where is the Benza family from?

You can see how Benza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benza family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Benza families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Benza families living in Nebraska. This was about 88% of all the recorded Benza's in the USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Benza families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Barber and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benza. 35% of Benza men worked as a Barber and 46% of Benza women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benza were Salesman and Housework.

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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

  • Barber
    35%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Miner
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    46%
  • Dress Maker
    19%
  • Beanticion
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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What Benza family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 989 census records available for the last name Benza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benza 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 370 immigration records available for the last name Benza. 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 205 military records available for the last name Benza. For the veterans among your Benza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benza lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Benza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Benza in 1960 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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