When Edward Benson was born about 1808, in Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, John Benson, was 35 and his mother, Mary Burch, was 24. He lived in Ripley, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1840.
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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