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Bentle Family History

Bentle Name Meaning

In some cases probably an Americanized spelling of South German Bentl or Bentele, from short forms of the personal name Pantaleon (see Pantaleo); in others perhaps an altered spelling of English Bendle.

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


Similar surnames: Bentley, Bantle, Bendle, Bence, Bortle, Bendele, Wendle, Kendle

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Where is the Bentle family from?

You can see how Bentle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bentle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bentle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Bentle family living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bentle's in Canada. British Columbia and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Bentle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bentle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bentle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bentle. 32% of Bentle men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bentle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bentle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 112 immigration records available for the last name Bentle. 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 Cards

There are 317 military records available for the last name Bentle. For the veterans among your Bentle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bentle lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bentle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bentle in 1963 was 67, and 57 in 2004.

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