Bennink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the Middle Ages, Viking immigrants settled the shores of Scotland and named many places. The Bennink name was then created from one of these place names. They lived in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.

Early Origins of the Bennink family

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

One of the first records of the family was William Bennings ( fl. 1180), an English judge, "was, according to Giraldus Cambrensis, sent to Ireland by Henry II in 1176 as one of four envoys, of whom two were to remain with the viceroy, Richard FitzGilbert, earl of Striguil, and two were to return, bringing with them Reimund Fitzgerald, whose military exploits had aroused the king's jealousy. " [1]

William Benyng or De Binn (fl. 1250), was an early Scottish "biographer, [who] may be presumed to have been a native of Binning in Linlithgowshire. He was proir of the Cistercian abbey of Newbattle until 1243, when he was elected abbot of Cupar. He resigned this office on 29 Sept. 1258, probably on account of old age. The date of his death is unknown. " [1]

Important Dates for the Bennink family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennink research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1411, 1627, 1653, 1666 and 1258 are included under the topic Early Bennink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bennink Spelling Variations

Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Bennink include Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.

Early Notables of the Bennink family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Hugh Binning, (1627-1653), Scottish philosopher and regent of the University of Glasgow. He was the son of John Binning of Dalvenan, Ayrshire. His maternal uncle was "one of the youthful martyrs of Scotland - Hugh...
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bennink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bennink migration to the United States

In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Bennink name:

Bennink Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henrietta Bennink, who arrived in Iowa in 1853 [2]
  • Jan Bennink, who landed in Iowa in 1855 [2]
  • Wilhelmina Bennink, who arrived in Iowa in 1855 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bennink (post 1700)

  • Fannie K. Bennink, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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