Benoit Family History

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Benoit Name Meaning

French (Benoît): from the personal name Benoit, French form of Benedict.

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

Similar surnames: Benik, Benoist, Befort, Bernot, Bendt, Benet, Benis, Beno, Benzie

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Benoit Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Benoit name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Benoit Family Origin

Where is the Benoit family from?

Benoit Family Occupations

What did your Benoit ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Catholic Priest Rector, Lodging House Keeper and Railway Employe were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benoit. A less common occupation for the Benoit family was Upholstress & Dressmaker. The most common Benoit occupation in the UK was Catholic Priest Rector. 25% of Benoit's were Catholic Priest Rectors.

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  • Catholic Priest Rector

  • Lodging House Keeper

  • Railway Employe

  • Upholstress & Dressmaker


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

Benoit Historical Records

What Benoit family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Benoit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benoit 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Benoit. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Benoit. For the veterans among your Benoit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benoit Life Expectancy

What is the average Benoit lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Benoit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Benoit in 1943 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benoit

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benoit 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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