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Benkert Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from a place named Benk, of which there are several examples in Bavaria, or from either of two places in Switzerland named Benken, in Basel and Zurich cantons. In some instances it may be an occupational name for a carpenter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benken ‘to make benches’.

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


Similar surnames: Benner, Banker, Bankert, Pinkert, Bender, Zenker, Becker, Beeker

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Where is the Benkert family from?

You can see how Benkert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benkert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Benkert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Benkert families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Benkert's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Benkert families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benkert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benkert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Benkert. 19% of Benkert men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Benkert women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benkert were Manager and Saleslady. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Benkert. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Benkert. For the veterans among your Benkert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benkert lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Benkert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Benkert in 1950 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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