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Benton Family History

Benton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bean ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Benton Families

  • Number of Benton families
     239 - 476
     80 - 238
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Benton families
     371 - 739
     124 - 370
     1 - 123
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Benton families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Benton Family Origin

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Benton Immigration Information

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Benton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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