Benford Family History

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Benford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly somewhere in the East Midlands, where the name is most frequent today.

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

Similar surnames: Bedford, Binford, Belford, Bluford, Manford, Banford, Penfold

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Benford Family Origin

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Benford Family Occupations

What did your Benford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Benford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Benford's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benford. A less common occupation for the Benford family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Benford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Benford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Benford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Benford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Benford. For the veterans among your Benford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benford Life Expectancy

What is the average Benford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Benford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Benford in 1943 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benford 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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