The forefathers of the Bennin family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland
in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Bennin surname was taken on from one of these place names, when someone 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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennin research.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
Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations
of the name Bennin include Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.
Early Notables of the Bennin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bennin family to the New World and Oceana
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence
provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan
societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bennin or a variant listed above:
Bennin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Bennin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840