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The earliest origins of the name Benning 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 in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.

Benning Early Origins



The surname Benning was first found in the West Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Benning Spelling Variations


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Benning Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Benning has been spelled Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.

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Benning Early History


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Benning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benning research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Benning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benning Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benning 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 Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Benning family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Benning Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Benning who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Elizabeth Benning, aged 18, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Ralph Benning, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1663

Benning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Benning settled in Maryland in 1774

Benning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herm Benning, who arrived in America in 1842
  • M Adelheid Benning, who landed in America in 1844
  • Christ Benning, who arrived in America in 1844
  • Elis Benning, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Engelbert Benning, who arrived in America in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Benning Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Benning arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benning (post 1700)



  • Henry Louis Benning (1814-1875), American Democrat politician, Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1853-59; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1860; Delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861
  • Diane Benning, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004
  • Deborah Benning, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004

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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 doloque
Motto Translation: By valour and craft.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. 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.
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Benning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benning 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 14 October 2015 at 09:05.

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