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Benford Family History

Benford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly somewhere in the East Midlands, where the name is most frequent today.

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

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25,665 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,518 Military Records
1,165 Immigration Records
20,631 Census and Voter Lists
31,012 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Benford Families

  • Number of Benford families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Benford families
     66 - 129
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Benford families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Benford Family Origin

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Benford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Benford

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Benford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Benford Civil War Service Records

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