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The Anglo-Saxon name Bennington comes from the Latin personal name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Bennington Early Origins



The surname Bennington was first found in Hertfordshire at Benington (Bennington), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater where Almar de Benintone [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Both place name literally mean "farmstead associated with a man call Beonna," from the Old English personal name "-ing" + "tun. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Bennington Spelling Variations


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Bennington Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bennington has appeared include Benington, Bennington and others.

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Bennington Early History


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Bennington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennington research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bennington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bennington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bennington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bennington 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bennington arrived in North America very early:

Bennington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Bennington, who landed in Maryland in 1666

Bennington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Bennington settled in Savannah Georgia in 1775

Bennington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bennington arrived in New York City in 1821
  • William Bennington, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1859

Bennington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Bennington, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Bennington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J Bennington landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Patriot

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennington (post 1700)



  • Alfred J. Bennington, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1986
  • Chester Charles Bennington (b. 1976), American musician, vocalist and actor
  • James Arnold Bennington (b. 1970), American jazz drummer
  • Elisabeth "Lisa" Bennington, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 21st District
  • Lynne Bennington, Australian head of the School of Management, RMIT University Melbourne
  • Seddon L. Bennington (1947-2009), New Zealand museum executive

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Bennington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bennington 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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