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Benham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Berkshire named with the Old English personal name Benna + Old English hamm ‘river meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Bentham, Branham, Denham, Winham, Mepham, Dunham, Burnham, Derham

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Benham Family Origin

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Benham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benham. A less common occupation for the Benham family was Carpenter. The most common Benham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Benham's were Farmers.

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Benham Historical Records

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Benham Life Expectancy

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