Benavides Family History

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Benavides Name Meaning

Spanish: patronymic from the common medieval personal name Ben Avid, of Arabic origin, from ibn ?Abd ‘son of the servant (of God)’ see Benavidez.

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

Similar surnames: Baines, Benevides, Beaver, Benavidez, Fernandes, Bernardez, Mendes

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Benavides Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Benavides name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Benavides Family Origin

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Benavides Family Occupations

What did your Benavides ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benavides family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benavides. The most common Benavides occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Benavides's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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Benavides Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Benavides. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benavides 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Benavides. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Benavides. For the veterans among your Benavides ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benavides Life Expectancy

What is the average Benavides lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Benavides life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Benavides in 1943 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

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