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I have been researching the Benn surname for many years.
Still, I am very little further along than when this search
began. So, I decided to post some of the information I have
about the Benn family, any Benn family, anywhere, anytime.
Perhaps it will further my research; if not, perhaps it will
help some other researcher. If you would like to contribute your
Benn family information to be posted here, send email to me,
Linnie Hoover Howell, at Linnie@gbronline.com.
I am aware of only one published history about this surname.
That family was in Canada, it would seem that they were either
loyalists or never lived in the colonies. I haven't seen the
book so don't know which, if either, supposition is correct.
According to, "Genealogies In The Library of
Congress," there is a book containing wills of
the Benn family, and others, in "that
part of Cumberland formerly known as the Copeland deanery of the
archdeaconry of Richmond, Yorkshire, between the years 1574 and
1677, now preserved in the principal registry at Somerset house,
and abstracted at various times from 1894 to 1912. . " (By
John Philip Steel) London.
Our Benn family was in Pennsylvania very early in this century. It seems that many of those individuals were descended from a Benn family in Delaware. I also have information from an old county history book about Benn family members in New York. That information will also be included at this site. I have questions about the name itself - was it sometimes spelled Bain or Benne?
Listed below are the links to Benn information included at this site.