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The earliest roots of the name Benney are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the Vikings It is a name for someone who lived at Bennie, near the village of Braco in the parish of Logi-Almond in Perthshire.

Benney Early Origins



The surname Benney 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.

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Benney Spelling Variations


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Benney Spelling Variations



Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Benney has been recorded as Benny, Beny, Bennie, Bennee, Benne, Beney, Benney and others.

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Benney Early History


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Benney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benney research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Benney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Benney 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



The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Benney name:

Benney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Benney, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795 [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)

Benney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Benney, who settled in New York in 1822
  • Alexander Benney, who arrived in New York in 1825 [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)
  • William M. Benney, aged 33, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Wyoming" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R7-LMK : 6 December 2014), Wm. M. Benney, 26 Sep 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Wyoming, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Benney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Benney, aged 23, originally from Glenroth, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXFS-X3L : 6 December 2014), Richard Benney, 21 Mar 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • George Benney, aged 52, originally from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Orita" from Port Stanley [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68S-CWR : 6 December 2014), George Benney, 04 Oct 1920; citing departure port Port Stanley, arrival port New York, ship name Orita, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • J.W. Benney, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Grelorm" from Saint Nazaire, France [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DW-B23 : 6 December 2014), J.W. Benney, 08 May 1920; citing departure port Saint Nazaire, France, arrival port New York, ship name Grelorm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Benney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Benney, aged 23, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benney (post 1700)



  • Gerald Benney CBE, British silver and goldsmith
  • Paul Benney (b. 1959), English self-taught painter; his work is held in the 20th century collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and The National Portrait Gallery, London
  • David John Benney (1930-2015), New Zealand applied mathematician, known for work on the nonlinear partial differential equations of fluid dynamics

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Motto


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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


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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R7-LMK : 6 December 2014), Wm. M. Benney, 26 Sep 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Wyoming, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXFS-X3L : 6 December 2014), Richard Benney, 21 Mar 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68S-CWR : 6 December 2014), George Benney, 04 Oct 1920; citing departure port Port Stanley, arrival port New York, ship name Orita, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DW-B23 : 6 December 2014), J.W. Benney, 08 May 1920; citing departure port Saint Nazaire, France, arrival port New York, ship name Grelorm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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The Benney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benney 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.

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