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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bensen

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  1. benzene (aromatic compound C6H6)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bensen

Igor was born on April 1st, 1917. Igor is also known as misspelling: "Benson". He left this life on February 10th, 2000.


Donald Roynald Bensen was a writer. Donald was born on October 3rd, 1927 in Brooklyn. He passed away on October 19th, 1997.


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Popularity of Bensen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bensen U.S.
  White 93.57% 64.26%
  African American 1.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bensen

People with the last name Bensen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bensen

  • How Popular is the name Bensen? Bensen is the 26,042nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bensen was the 20,348th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bensen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 213 babies born with the first name Bensen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bensen to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bensen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bensen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bensen is Tuesday, September 15th, 1903.
  • What year had the most people named Bensen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bensen was in 2015 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Bensen Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bensen is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Bensen: Your name in reverse order is Nesneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebsenn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bensen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,306 people with the last name Bensen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bensen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bensen as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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