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Benshoff Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a farmstead so named after its original owner or tenant, Basino (or a later form of this name), + Middle Low German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Neuhoff, Emshoff, Lehnhoff, Heithoff, Bohnhoff, Eckhoff, Berghoff

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Benshoff Family Origin

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Benshoff Family Occupations

What did your Benshoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benshoff family was Works At Rail Mill. The most common Benshoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Benshoff's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Benshoff.

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  • Farmer

    71%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Works At Rail Mill

    14%

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Benshoff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Benshoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Benshoff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Benshoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Benshoff in 1957 was 76, and 80 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benshoff 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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