Benway Family History

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Benway Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Benoit, reflecting the Canadian pronunciation, which retains the diphthong wé that in metropolitan France was replaced in the 17th century by the current wa.

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


Similar surnames: Benware, Benoy, Bean, Berney, Bednar, Benish, Benny, Benac, Benda

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Benway Family Origin

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Benway Family Occupations

What did your Benway ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Benway occupation in Canada was Farm Laborer. 25% of Benway's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Benway family was Comon Labouer. Farm Laborer, Farmer and Boarding House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benway.

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  • Farm Laborer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Boarding House

    13%
  • Comon Labouer

    13%

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

Benway Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Benway Life Expectancy

What is the average Benway lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Benway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Benway in 1954 was 63, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benway 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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