Origins Available: Scottish
Scottish annals reveal that the Bennon surname came from a place name in Scotland
, named with Viking elements. The name was no doubt taken on when they lived in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.
Early Origins of the Bennon family
The surname Bennon was first found in the West Lothian
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bennon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennon research.Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Bennon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bennon Spelling Variations
are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Bennon has been spelled Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.
Early Notables of the Bennon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bennon family to the New World and Oceana
Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
, those who remained loyal to England
traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan
societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Bennon: Alice Binney who settled in Barbados in 1663; James Binney settled there in 1680 with his servants; John Binney settled in Philadelphia in 1808; Stephen Binney settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822.
The Bennon 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.