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Benefield Family History

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

133,665 Historical Documents with Benefield on Ancestry.com
24,802 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,533 Military Records
473 Immigration Records
13,643 Census and Voter Lists
91,214 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Benefield Families

  • Number of Benefield families
     42 - 82
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Benefield families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Benefield last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Benefield census records

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Benefield Family Origin

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Benefield Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Benefield families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Benefield

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Benefield Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Benefield census records

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Benefield Civil War Service Records

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