Benn Family History

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Benn Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Benne, which is in part a short form of Benedict and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name Bjorn meaning ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’. North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Henn, Bene, Bean, Bein, Penn, Genn, Bann, Bern, Bena, Behn

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Benn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Benn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Benn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Benn Family Origin

Where is the Benn family from?

Benn Family Occupations

What did your Benn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Benn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Benn's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benn. A less common occupation for the Benn family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • School

    18%
  • Scholar

    11%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Benn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Benn Historical Records

What Benn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Benn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benn 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Benn. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Benn. For the veterans among your Benn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benn Life Expectancy

What is the average Benn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Benn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Benn in 1944 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benn 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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