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The generations and branches of the Bengtson family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Bengtson comes from the German name Beringer. The surname Bengtson 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.

Bengtson Early Origins



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

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Bengtson Spelling Variations


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Bengtson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bengtson include Benger, Benyger, Beniger, Beneger, Bengar, Benniger and many more.

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Bengtson Early History


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Bengtson Early History



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

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Bengtson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bengtson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bengtson or a variant listed above:

Bengtson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anders Bengtson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1693

Bengtson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Meta Bengtson, aged 67, landed in New York, NY in 1869

Bengtson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Otto W Bengtson, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bengtson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bengtson (post 1700)



  • Henning B. Bengtson, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ansonia, 1930
  • G. E. Bengtson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 6th District, 1946

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Bengtson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bengtson 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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