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Benston Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. This has the form of an English habitational name, and there are places in Shetland and Strathclyde named Benston which could have given rise to the surname; however, the surname is rare in the British Isles. It could perhaps be a variant of Benson 2; alternatively, it may be an Americanized form of an original in some other language.

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


Similar surnames: Benson, Benton, Beaston, Banton, Henton, Fenton, Leston, Lenton

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Benston Family Origin

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Benston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

In 1880, the most common Benston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Benston's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benston. A less common occupation for the Benston family was Laborer.

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Benston Life Expectancy

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