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Benson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict (see Benn). English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin (see Bien, Benjamin) + German Sohn ‘son’. Scandinavian: altered form of such names as Bengtsson, Bendtsen, patronymics from Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict.

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

Similar surnames: Belson, Bensen, Benton, Benston, Bendon, Bernson, Brenton, Kelson

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Benson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Fisherman

  • School


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Benson family was School. The most common Benson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Benson's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benson.

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