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This ancient surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, it is a patronymic from the medieval given name "Benne", which is in part a short form of Benedict, which in turn is from the Latin "Benedictus", meaning blessed, and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name "Bjorn", meaning "bearcub, warrior". The personal name owed its popularity to St. Benedict (circa 480 - 550), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules.

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Francis Benson Head Constable RUC Tralee d14/5/1921 Sir John Benson Architect mid 1800s


Sir John Benson Sligo


Our ancester Benedict Benson born in 1762 Roscommon, Ireland; married Mary Ryan (b 1765). They had a son, Patrick (b1786) who emigrated to Canada (year unkno

Roua Coertzen (maiden nam

Hi, I am Roua Coertzen(no Benson) from South Africa and don't have the financial support to join paying groups to find my ancesters. I search as far and wide as i could but cannot find when and where and where from my ancestors came from any help or suggestions thanks in advance for help


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