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The name Bennion is from the rugged landscape of Wales. It is a Celtic name that was derived from the Welsh personal name Enion, which was also spelled Einion and Eignon. The surname Bennion features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix ab-. The original form of the name was ab- Enion,but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.

Bennion Early Origins



The surname Bennion was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bennion Spelling Variations


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Bennion Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Bennion name over the years has been spelled Bunyon, Banyen, Benion, Benyan, Benyon, Bunyan, Bunyen, Banion, Banyan, O'Banion, O'Benyon and many more.

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Bennion Early History


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Bennion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennion research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1046, 1628 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Bennion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bennion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bennion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bennion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bennion In Ireland


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Bennion In Ireland



Some of the Bennion family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Bennion:

Bennion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Bennion, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Edwin Bennion, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Enoch Bennion, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895

Bennion Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Beatrice Elizabeth Bennion, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Burmingham, England, in 1907
  • Harry Bennion, aged 25, who landed in America from Burmingham, England, in 1907
  • John Horace Bennion, aged 34, who settled in America from Dewestry, England, in 1910
  • Charles Bennion, aged 56, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1913
  • Joseph Bennion, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennion (post 1700)



  • Harden Bennion, American Democrat politician, Utah Democratic State Chair, 1925
  • Fred Bennion (1884-1960), American college football coach
  • Adam Samuel Bennion (1886-1958), American leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Lowell Lindsay Bennion (1908-1996), American educator and counselor
  • Charles Bennion (1857-1929), American businessman, manufacturer and philanthropist
  • Harden Bennion (1862-1936), American Secretary of State of Utah from 1916 to 1920
  • Dave Bennion, American California winery owner
  • Milton Bennion (1870-1953), American educator and a university and educational administrator
  • Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion (1887-1941), American Navy officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1941 for his heroism during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Samuel Raymond "Ray" Bennion (1896-1968), Welsh footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    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. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Bennion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bennion 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 28 October 2016 at 00:18.

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