Benton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Benton family

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]

Early History of the Benton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benton research. Another 82 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Benton family (pre 1700)

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United States Benton migration to the United States +

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 Atlantic. 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, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Benton, aged 18, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Tho Benton, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Andrew Benton, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1639 [2]
  • ... (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 [2]
  • Semi Benton, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • Thomas Benton, who arrived in New York in 1818 [2]
  • William Benton, who landed in New York in 1818 [2]
  • Peter Benton, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1822 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Benton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Benton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Benton, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [3]
  • John Benton, aged 19, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

New Zealand Benton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Benton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Timothy Benton, who landed in Karori, New Zealand in 1840
  • Timothy Benton, aged 41, a sawyer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Benton, aged 44, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Eliza Benton, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Frances Benton, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Leonard Goulstine "Leonard" Benton (b. 1891), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Hull, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]


Suggested Readings for the name Benton +

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

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, 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. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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