Bentum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bentum family

The surname Bentum 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 Bentum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bentum research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1754 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Bentum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bentum Spelling Variations

The name, Bentum, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Benton, Bentoun, Bentown, Benintone and others.

Early Notables of the Bentum family (pre 1700)

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United States Bentum migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Bentum surname who came to North America were:

Bentum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Grietje Van Bentum, who arrived in Iowa in 1856 [2]
  • Mijntje Van Bentum, who landed in Iowa in 1856 [2]


  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)


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