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Benway Family History

Benway Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of French Benoit, reflecting the Canadian pronunciation, which retains the diphthong wé that in metropolitan France was replaced in the 17th century by the current wa.

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

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10,952 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,752 Military Records
321 Immigration Records
9,025 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Benway Families

  • Number of Benway families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Benway families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Benway last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Benway Family Origin

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Benway Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Benway

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Benway Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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