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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

What did your Bena ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bena. 80% of Bena men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bena women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bena were Labourer and Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
    50%
  • Weaver
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bena Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bena 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bena. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 527 military records available for the last name Bena. For the veterans among your Bena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bena Life Expectancy

What is the average Bena lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bena

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bena 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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