When Frank Benson was born in 1870, in Missouri, United States, his father, William Abel Benson, was 54 and his mother, Virginia Jane Turner, was 35. He lived in Pittsburg, Hickory, Missouri, United States in 1880.
English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.
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’.
Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.
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