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Benny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the Benny surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Benny surname comes from someone having lived at Bennie, near the village of Braco in the parish of Logi-Almond in Perthshire.


Early Origins of the Benny family


The surname Benny was first found in Cumberland, and Westmorland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Benny family


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Benny Spelling Variations


Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Benny has been spelled Benny, Beny, Bennie, Bennee, Benne, Beney, Benney and others.

Early Notables of the Benny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Benny family to the New World and Oceana


Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Benny:

Benny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Benny, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Benny, who arrived in America in 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Benny, who settled in Virginia in 1654

Benny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bartholomew Benny, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James and Joseph, and Alexander Benny who, who settled in Virginia
  • Bernhard Benny, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Benny, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Benny, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1861 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Benny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Henry Benny, (b. 1827), aged 19 born in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK convicted in Bodmin on 6th January 1846, sentenced for 7 years for stealing coal, transported aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1846 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Mrs. Nanny Benny, (b. 1817), aged 40, Cornish housekeeper departing from Plymouth on 22nd July 1857 aboard the ship "Mindoro" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 23rd October 1857 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mr. John Benny, (b. 1854), aged 3, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 22nd July 1857 aboard the ship "Mindoro" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 23rd October 1857 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Miss Eva Benny, (b. 1855), aged 2, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 22nd July 1857 aboard the ship "Mindoro" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 23rd October 1857 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf

Benny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Edward Benny, (b. 1853), aged 22, Cornish labourer departing on 1st February 1875 aboard the ship "Cicero" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th May 1875" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Benny (post 1700)


  • Jack Benny (1894-1974), American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor
  • Lorraine Benny, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1980 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Allan Benny (1867-1942), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1898-1900; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1903-05; Defeated, 1904 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benjamin Benny (1869-1935), Australian politician
  • Robert Irving Benny Jr., Computer company economist, in Vienna, Virginia
  • Joe Benny Corona (b. 1990), American born, Mexican football player
  • Benny Reynolds (1936-2014), American rodeo champion, awarded the World Champion All Around Cowboy title in 1961
  • Benny Greb (b. 1980), German drummer
  • Benny Spellman (1931-2011), American rhythm and blues singer, best known for his 1962 hit "Lipstick Traces"
  • Benny Golson (b. 1929), American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger, recipient of the International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)

The Benny 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 et opera
Motto Translation: By virtue and energy.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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