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Benway Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Benoit, reflecting the Canadian pronunciation, which retains the diphthong wé that in metropolitan France was replaced in the 17th century by the current wa.

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

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Benway Family Origin

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Benway Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Shoe Bottomer

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Benway family was Shoe Bottomer. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benway. The most common Benway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Benway's were Farmers.

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Benway Historical Records

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Benway Life Expectancy

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