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In the Middle Ages, the first family to use the Bennie surname took the name from a place name with Viking roots. They lived at Bennie, near the village of Braco in the parish of Logi-Almond in Perthshire.

Bennie Early Origins



The surname Bennie 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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Bennie Spelling Variations


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Bennie Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations were the unsurprising result. Bennie has appeared as Benny, Beny, Bennie, Bennee, Benne, Beney, Benney and others.

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Bennie Early History


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Bennie Early History



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

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Bennie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bennie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bennie 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



North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England in the American War of Independence. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Bennie family in North America:

Bennie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Bennie who was a saddle bag preacher in Boston in 1635
  • Alexander Bennie, who landed in Barbados in 1674

Bennie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bennie, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • David Bennie, aged 47, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1840
  • Archibald Bennie, who landed in New York in 1848
  • James W Bennie, who landed in Arkansas in 1897

Bennie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Bennie, aged 29, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Jane Bennie, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennie (post 1700)



  • Adam Bennie (b. 1967), American professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association
  • John Bennie (1796-1869), Scottish Presbyterian missionary
  • Peter Bennie (b. 1898), Scottish professional footballer
  • John Bennie (b. 1896), Scottish professional association footballer
  • Robert Hunter Brown Bennie (1900-1972), Scottish footballer
  • Leigh Bennie, South African radio broadcaster
  • Andrew Bennie (b. 1956), New Zealand Olympic horseman

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Bennie Historic Events


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Bennie Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Graham Russell Bennie (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. 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.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. 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. 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.
    11. ...

    The Bennie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bennie 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 22 December 2015 at 09:14.

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