Bena Name Meaning

Northern Italian (Piedmont): from a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato (see Benenati). Czech (Béna) and Slovak (Bena): from a pet form of the personal name Benedikt (see Benedict). Hungarian (Béna): nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek, Hungarian form of Benedict.

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


Similar surnames: Bene, Bona, Bina, Benn, Bera, Benak, Beno, Benda, Benza, Ben

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Bena Family Origin

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Bena Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Cabinet Maker

    9%
  • Fruit Dealer

    9%
  • Iron Mill

    9%

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In 1880, the most common Bena occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Bena's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Fruit Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bena. A less common occupation for the Bena family was Iron Mill.

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Bena Historical Records

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Bena Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Bena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bena in 1957 was 62, and 53 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bena

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