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Benton Early Origins



The surname Benton was first found in Warwickshire at Binton, a parish, in the union of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stratford division of the hundred of Barlichway. "This place is written Benintone in Domesday Book, and a family of the same name were lords of the manor during several reigns." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Benton Spelling Variations


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Benton Spelling Variations



Although the name, Benton, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Benton, Bentoun, Bentown, Benintone and others.

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Benton Early History


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Benton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benton research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1754 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Benton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Benton 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Benton family name Benton, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Benton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Benton in Virginia in 1635
  • John Benton settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Benton, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Benton, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Andrew Benton, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Benton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Benton with his wife and servants settled in Boston Massachusetts 1767

Benton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Benton, who arrived in New York in 1810
  • Semi Benton, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Thomas Benton, who arrived in New York in 1818
  • William Benton, who landed in New York in 1818
  • Peter Benton, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Benton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Benton, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • John Benton, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

Benton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Benton landed in Karori, New Zealand in 1840
  • Timothy Benton, aged 41, a sawyer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Benton, aged 44, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Eliza Benton, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Frances Benton, aged 15, a servant, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Benton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benton (post 1700)



  • Charles Benton (1931-2015), American CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Benton Foundation and former CEO of Public Media Incorporated
  • James Warren "Jim" Benton (1916-2001), American NFL football player
  • Everett Chamberlin Benton (b. 1862), American politician, delegate to the Republican National Convention from Massachusetts in 1904, and the Republican candidate for Massachusetts governor in 1912
  • Morris Fuller Benton (1872-1948), American typeface designer, chief type designer at American Type Founders (ATF) from 1900 to 1937, known for his work on Century Schoolbook, Bank Gothic, Franklin Gothic and others
  • Lemuel Benton (1754-1818), American planter and politician
  • Brook Benton (1931-1988), born Benjamin Franklin Peay, American musician, known for his hits "It's Just A Matter Of Time" and "Endlessly"
  • Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), American politician, nicknamed "Old Bullion," United States Senator from Missouri (1821-1851)
  • Robert Benton (b. 1932), Academy Award winning American screenwriter and film director
  • William Burnett Benton (1900-1973), American businessman and politician, U.S. senator from Connecticut (1949-1953), publisher of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1943-1973)
  • Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), American painter and muralist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Benton


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Suggested Readings for the name Benton



  • The Benton Family by Talcott Sebastian Visscher.
  • Bento-Graves Ancestry by Blanche Benton Heller.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Benton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benton 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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