Benshoff Family History

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Benshoff Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a farmstead so named after its original owner or tenant, Basino (or a later form of this name), + Middle Low German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Neuhoff, Emshoff, Lehnhoff, Heithoff, Bohnhoff, Eckhoff, Berghoff

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Benshoff Family Origin

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Benshoff Family Occupations

What did your Benshoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Benshoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Benshoff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benshoff family was Works At Rail Mill. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Benshoff.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Works At Rail Mill


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Benshoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Benshoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benshoff 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 24 immigration records available for the last name Benshoff. 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 271 military records available for the last name Benshoff. For the veterans among your Benshoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benshoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Benshoff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Benshoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Benshoff in 1957 was 76, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benshoff

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