Benzel Family History

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Benzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Benz.

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

Similar surnames: Menzel, Denzel, Bentzel, Genzel, Brenzel, Henzel, Wenzel, Bence

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Benzel Family Origin

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Benzel Family Occupations

What did your Benzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Car Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benzel. The most common Benzel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 36% of Benzel's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Benzel family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Car Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Benzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Benzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benzel 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Benzel. 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 727 military records available for the last name Benzel. For the veterans among your Benzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Benzel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Benzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Benzel in 1956 was 60, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benzel 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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