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Benito Family History

Benito Name Meaning

Spanish: from the medieval personal name Benito, from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Bonito, Bento, Benko, Benet, Benik, Beato, Bendt, Benoit, Beno, Benis

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Where is the Benito family from?

You can see how Benito families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benito family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Benito families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Benito family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Benito's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Benito families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benito surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benito ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benito. 64% of Benito men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Benito women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benito were Proprietor and Typist.

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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
    64%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Dishwasher
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    60%
  • Typist
    40%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Benito. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benito 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Benito. 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 458 military records available for the last name Benito. For the veterans among your Benito ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benito lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Benito life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Benito in 1964 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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