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Bennin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The story of the Bennin family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Bennin name comes from a place named by these Vikings and was used by a family who lived in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.

Early Origins of the Bennin family

The surname Bennin was first found in the West Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Bennin family

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Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Bennin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bennin Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations were the unsurprising result. Bennin has appeared as Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.

Early Notables of the Bennin family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bennin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bennin family to the New World and Oceana

North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England in the American War of Independence. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Bennin family in North America:

Bennin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bennin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840

The Bennin Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute doloque
Motto Translation: By valour and craft.

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