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Benavides Name Meaning

Spanish: patronymic from the common medieval personal name Ben Avid, of Arabic origin, from ibn ?Abd ‘son of the servant (of God)’ see Benavidez.

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

Similar surnames: Baines, Benevides, Beaver, Benavidez, Fernandes, Bernardez, Mendes

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Where is the Benavides family from?

You can see how Benavides families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benavides family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Benavides families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 193 Benavides families living in Texas. This was about 50% of all the recorded Benavides's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Benavides families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benavides surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benavides ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benavides. 43% of Benavides men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Benavides women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benavides were Truck Driver and Laundress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Servant
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Benavides. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Benavides. For the veterans among your Benavides ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benavides lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Benavides life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Benavides in 1943 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

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