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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


Similar surnames: Banfield, Enfield, Berfield, Belfield, Kenfield, Bearfield, Westfield

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Where is the Benefield family from?

You can see how Benefield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benefield family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Benefield families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Benefield families living in Indiana. This was about 42% of all the recorded Benefield's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Benefield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benefield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benefield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benefield. 34% of Benefield men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Benefield women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benefield were Farming 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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Benefield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benefield 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Benefield. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Benefield. For the veterans among your Benefield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benefield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Benefield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Benefield in 1941 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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