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Benzie Family History

Benzie Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): variant of Bennie . The letter -z- in the spelling of this name represents the Middle English letter ʒ pronounced as -y- or as a palatalization of the preceding -n-.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bennie, Bence, Bene, Benis, Bennis, Benik, Bentle, Benke, Benza, Benz

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Where is the Benzie family from?

You can see how Benzie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benzie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Benzie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1880 there were 22 Benzie families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Benzie's in USA. New York had the highest population of Benzie families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benzie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benzie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Benzie. 29% of Benzie men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Benzie women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benzie were Operator 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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Miner
    15%
  • Operator
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Benzie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benzie 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Benzie. 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 735 military records available for the last name Benzie. For the veterans among your Benzie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benzie lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Benzie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Benzie in 1955 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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