Benschoter Family History

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Benschoter Name Meaning

Dutch: perhaps a topographic for someone who lived by an enclosure for cattle, Middle Dutch sco(o)t(t)e, or by a corner of woodland or heathland in a marshy area, Middle Dutch scoet. Compare Van Benschoten.

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

Similar surnames: Verschoor, Benscoter, Buescher, Bechler, Schober, Scholer, Benter

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Benschoter Family Origin

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Benschoter Family Occupations

What did your Benschoter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benschoter family was Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and M. D. (Doctor) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benschoter. The most common Benschoter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Benschoter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • M. D. (Doctor)

  • Miner


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Benschoter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Benschoter Life Expectancy

What is the average Benschoter lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Benschoter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Benschoter in 1964 was 76, and 76 in 2004.

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