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Bennington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Benington, in Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire, or from Long Bennington in Lincolnshire. The first is recorded in Domesday Book as Benintone ‘farmstead or settlement (Old English tun) by the Beane river’; both Lincolnshire names are derived from the Old English personal name Beonna + -ing-, a connective particle denoting association, + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Kennington, Pennington, Dennington, Henington, Bevington, Cunnington

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Bennington Family Origin

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Bennington Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bennington family was Cooper. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bennington. The most common Bennington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bennington's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Cooper

    4%

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Bennington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bennington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bennington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bennington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bennington. For the veterans among your Bennington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bennington Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bennington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Bennington in 1949 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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