Benbow Family History

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Benbow Name Meaning

English (Shropshire): from Middle English bend(en) ‘to bend’ + bowe ‘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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Benbow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Benbow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Benbow. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Benbow Family Origin

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Benbow Family Occupations

What did your Benbow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Benbow occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 50% of Benbow's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Benbow.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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Benbow Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Benbow Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benbow 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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