Benfield Family History

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Benfield Name Meaning

English: variant of Benefield.

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

Similar surnames: Benefield, Banfield, Berfield, Penfield, Belfield, Bonfield

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Benfield Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Benfield name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • European Jewish


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Benfield Family Origin

Where is the Benfield family from?

Benfield Family Occupations

What did your Benfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Benfield occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Benfield's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Stone Mason and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benfield. A less common occupation for the Benfield family was Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Stone Mason

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Benfield ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Benfield Historical Records

What Benfield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Benfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benfield 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Benfield. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Benfield. For the veterans among your Benfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Benfield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Benfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Benfield in 1944 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benfield 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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