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Benis Family History

Benis Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Benye (a pet form of Beniamin; see Bien, Benjamin) + the Yiddish possessive and patronymic suffix -s. Latvian: from a shortened form of the personal name Benedikts (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Bennis, Benik, Benes, Banis, Bonis, Denis, Enis, Benda, Benns, Bones

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Where is the Benis family from?

You can see how Benis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Benis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Benis families living in Quebec. This was about 52% of all the recorded Benis's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Benis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stengrapher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Benis. 31% of Benis men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Benis women worked as a Stengrapher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benis were Farming and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stengrapher
    28%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benis 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 835 immigration records available for the last name Benis. 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 361 military records available for the last name Benis. For the veterans among your Benis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Benis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Benis in 1963 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

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