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Bennis Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Benne a shortened form of Bernhard formed with the possessive -s (‘Benne's son’). Dutch: name for a member of the Baptist religious sect known in the Netherlands as benists from men(n)ist the name for a follower of the priest Menno Simons (approx 1496–1561). English (London) and Irish (Limerick and Clare): variant of Benns .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Benis, Dennis, Bennie, Benns, Tennis, Benn, Kennis, Benzie, Beins

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You can see how Bennis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bennis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bennis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 44 Bennis families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Bennis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bennis families in 1911.
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What did your Bennis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Operator was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bennis. 100% of Bennis women worked as an Operator. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1921

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

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What is the average Bennis lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bennis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bennis in 1943 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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