Origins Available: Scottish
The Benon family name comes from a place named by the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland
in the Middle Ages. The Benon name comes from someone having lived in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.
Early Origins of the Benon family
The surname Benon was first found in the West Lothian
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Benon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benon research.Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Benon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Benon Spelling Variations
Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations
result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Benon has been spelled Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.
Early Notables of the Benon family (pre 1700)
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Benon family to the New World and Oceana
The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Benon or a variant listed above, including: 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 Benon 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.