Benfer Family History

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Benfer Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Benfe or Banfe, near Laasphe in Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Genser, Benter, Beaber, Berner, Beaver, Leifer, Benner, Renfer

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Benfer Family Origin

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Benfer Family Occupations

What did your Benfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Benfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Benfer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benfer family was Plasterer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benfer.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Plasterer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Benfer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Benfer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benfer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Benfer. 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 Card

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

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Benfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Benfer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Benfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Benfer in 1962 was 80, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benfer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benfer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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