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Meaning and Origin of: Benson

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Ben's son

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Last name origin & 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 Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) 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.

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