Benham Family History

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Benham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Berkshire named with the Old English personal name Benna + Old English hamm ‘river meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Bentham, Branham, Denham, Winham, Mepham, Dunham, Burnham, Derham

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Benham Family Origin

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Benham Family Occupations

What did your Benham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benham. The most common Benham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Benham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benham family was Agent.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Fisherman

    10%
  • Student

    7%
  • Agent

    5%

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

Benham Historical Records

What Benham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Benham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Benham. For the veterans among your Benham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benham Life Expectancy

What is the average Benham lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Benham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Benham in 1953 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benham 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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