Benke Family History

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Benke Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Benedek (see Benedict).

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

Similar surnames: Benko, Bence, Bene, Lenke, Denke, Jenke, Henke, Berke, Behnke, Betke

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Benke Family Origin

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Benke Family Occupations

What did your Benke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Benke. 16% of Benke men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Benke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benke were Labourer and Milliner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Student
  • Aide Cult
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Accountant
  • Maid
  • Milliner

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

Benke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Benke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benke 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Benke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Benke. For the veterans among your Benke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benke Life Expectancy

What is the average Benke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Benke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Benke in 1963 was 73, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benke 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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