Benefield Family History

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Benefield Name Meaning

variant of Banfield or Bonfield. topographic name from Middle English bent ‘bent-grass’ + feld ‘open country’ or ‘land converted to arable use’, or a habitational name from a place named with these elements (Old English beonet + feld), such as Binfield in Berkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Banfield, Enfield, Berfield, Belfield, Kenfield, Bearfield, Westfield

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Benefield Family Origin

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Benefield Family Occupations

What did your Benefield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Benefield. 5% of Benefield men worked as a Gardener and 47% of Benefield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benefield were Butchers Manager (hea and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • Retired
  • Auctioners
  • Butchers Manager (hea

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Cashier Butchers
  • Household Duties (unpaid)

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

Benefield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Benefield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benefield 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Benefield. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Benefield. For the veterans among your Benefield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benefield Life Expectancy

What is the average Benefield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Benefield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Benefield in 1941 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benefield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benefield 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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