Benington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Benington family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Latin personal name Benedictus, which means blessed.
Early Origins of the Benington family
The surname Benington was first found in Hertfordshire at Benington (Bennington), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater where Almar de Benintone  was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Benington and Long Bennington can be found in the Borough of Boston in Lincolnshire and this is presumably a later branch of the family as Alan de Beninton was listed there in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1218. 
Both place name literally mean "farmstead associated with a man call Beonna," from the Old English personal name "-ing" + "tun. 
The Lincolnshire branch have by far the most number of entries in the 13th century. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Alice de Bennington and Astin de Bennington in Lincolnshire and the another roll lists Alan de Bennington and Ralph de Bennington at about the same time in the same shire. 
Early History of the Benington family
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Benington 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 Benington include Benington, Bennington and others.
Early Notables of the Benington family (pre 1700)
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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 Benington were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Benington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Benington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century