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Origins of the Benbow surname

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About the Benbows

We have a total number of 13201 records for people with the last name Benbow.

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Where do most Benbows live?

In 1921, most Benbows lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Benbows

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,900 records for the Benbow surname. The oldest one dates back to 1572.

Who were Benbows most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Benbow first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Benbows

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Benbows in 1921


General Servant Domestic




Domestic Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Benbows in 1921








Farm Labourer


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