Van Benschoten Family History
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Van Benschoten Name Meaning
Dutch: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place called Benschote, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure for cattle, Middle Dutch scho(o)t(t)e, or by a corner of woodland or heathland in a marshy area, Middle Dutch scoet. The element Ben- is unexplained.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press