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Benik Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Beník); Polish: from a pet form of the Latin personal name Benedictus ‘blessed’ (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Benak, Banik, Benis, Benko, Bendik, Benda, Benes, Bence, Berk

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Where is the Benik family from?

You can see how Benik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benik family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Benik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Benik families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Benik's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Benik families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Benik. 27% of Benik men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Foreman
    14%
  • Porter
    14%
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What Benik family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 550 census records available for the last name Benik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benik 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 250 immigration records available for the last name Benik. 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 Cards

There are 174 military records available for the last name Benik. For the veterans among your Benik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benik lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Benik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Benik in 1950 was 43, and 89 in 2004.

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