Benning Family History

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Benning Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Bernhard or its variant Benno.

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

Similar surnames: Wenning, Beining, Penning, Henning, Jenning, Denning, Banning

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Benning Family Origin

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Benning Family Occupations

What did your Benning ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Civil Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Benning. 17% of Benning men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Benning women worked as a Civil Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benning were Accountant and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Labourer
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Civil Servant
  • Dressmaker
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk

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

Benning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Benning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benning 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Benning. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Benning. For the veterans among your Benning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benning Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Benning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Benning in 1950 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benning 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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