Benston Family History

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Benston Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. This has the form of an English habitational name, and there are places in Shetland and Strathclyde named Benston which could have given rise to the surname; however, the surname is rare in the British Isles. It could perhaps be a variant of Benson 2; alternatively, it may be an Americanized form of an original in some other language.

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

Similar surnames: Benson, Benton, Beaston, Banton, Henton, Fenton, Leston, Lenton

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Benston Family Origin

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Benston Family Occupations

What did your Benston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Benston occupation in the UK was Bus Driver. 17% of Benston's were Bus Drivers. A less common occupation for the Benston family was Farmer. Bus Driver, Cabinet Maker and Dealer (Cattle & C) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benston.

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  • Bus Driver

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Dealer (Cattle & C)

  • Farmer


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Benston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Benston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benston 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Benston. 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 416 military records available for the last name Benston. For the veterans among your Benston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benston Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Benston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Benston in 1955 was 54, and 54 in 2004.

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