Benton Family History
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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
Similar surnames: Banton, Henton, Kenton, Benson, Denton, Lenton, Fenton, Belton