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Benoit Family History

Benoit Surname Meaning

French (Benoît): from the personal name Benoît French form of Benedict . Compare Benoist Benoy Benware Benway and Ward .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Benik, Benoist, Befort, Bernot, Bendt, Benet, Benis, Beno, Benzie

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Where is the Benoit family from?

You can see how Benoit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benoit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Benoit families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,893 Benoit families living in Quebec. This was about 79% of all the recorded Benoit's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Benoit families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benoit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benoit ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Couturire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Benoit. 22% of Benoit men worked as a Cultivateur and 11% of Benoit women worked as a Couturire. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benoit were Labourer and Journalier. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Journalier
    12%
  • Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Couturire
    11%
  • Servante
    10%
  • Commis
    9%
  • Journalier
    8%
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Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Benoit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benoit 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Benoit. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Benoit. For the veterans among your Benoit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benoit lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Benoit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Benoit in 1943 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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