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Benbow Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bend(en) ‘to bend’ + boue bewe ‘bow’ hence a metonymic occupational name for an archer.

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


Similar surnames: Denbow, Bellow, Bendon, Benton, Benson, Pellow, Penton, Beaber

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Where is the Benbow family from?

You can see how Benbow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benbow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Benbow families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Benbow families living in Alberta. This was about 41% of all the recorded Benbow's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Benbow families in 1911.
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What did your Benbow ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Benbow. 100% of Benbow men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Benbow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benbow 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 Benbow. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Benbow. For the veterans among your Benbow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benbow lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Benbow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Benbow in 1946 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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