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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 Ameri ca. 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

Benney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Benney settled in New York in 1822
  • Alexander Benney, who arrived in New York in 1825

Benney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Benney, aged 23, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benney (post 1700)



  • Paul Benney (b. 1959), English self-taught painter; his work is held in the 20th century collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art,[2] The Brooklyn Museum,[3] 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



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. 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).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 18:39.

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