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Benavidez Name Meaning

Spanish (Benavídez): variant of Benavides.

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


Similar surnames: Benavides, Benevides, Fernandez, Avilez, Benites, Hernadez, Bernardez

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Where is the Benavidez family from?

You can see how Benavidez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benavidez family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Benavidez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Benavidez families living in Texas. This was about 57% of all the recorded Benavidez's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Benavidez families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benavidez surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benavidez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Benavidez. 48% of Benavidez men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Benavidez women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benavidez were Farm Labor and Maid. .

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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
    48%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farm Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Benavidez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benavidez census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Benavidez. 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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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Benavidez. For the veterans among your Benavidez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benavidez lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Benavidez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Benavidez in 1948 was 24, and 66 in 2004.

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