Benzie Family History

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Benzie Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Benne, which is in part a short form of Benedict and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name Bjorn meaning ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’.

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


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

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Benzie Family Origin

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Benzie Family Occupations

What did your Benzie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Benzie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Benzie's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benzie family was Cartman. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benzie.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Cartman

    11%

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

Benzie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Benzie Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benzie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benzie 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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