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The Bengston family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the German name Beringer. The surname Bengston probably arrived in England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066, when the Normans imported many laborers from the continent in order to expedite their hold on England.

Bengston Early Origins



The surname Bengston was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bengston Spelling Variations


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Bengston Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bengston include Benger, Benyger, Beniger, Beneger, Bengar, Benniger and many more.

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Bengston Early History


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Bengston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bengston research. Another 380 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1500, 1553, 1778, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Bengston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bengston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bengston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bengston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bengston were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Bengston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anders Bengston, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Bengt Bengston, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1693

Bengston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Knut Bengston, aged 28, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1868

Bengston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Christine Bengston, aged 32, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bengston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bengston (post 1700)



  • Thure Bengston, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1930
  • Larry Bengston, American Democrat politician, Kansas Democratic State Chair, 1979-81
  • John A. Bengston, American politician, Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois, 1935-37
  • Joan Romero Bengston, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984
  • H. P. Bengston, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932
  • Gary L. Bengston, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Bengston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bengston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 14:58.

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